Fans react in shock at the news that Louis Tomlinson is having the first One Direction baby
The 23-year-old singer is expecting a baby with Los Angeles-based Briana Jungwirth, who he was seen with during a night out in May.
It’s thought that the pair aren’t in a relationship but Louis plans to be very involved in his child’s upbringing.
‘Louis is really excited about becoming a dad,’ a source tells The Sun. ‘It was obviously a surprise but they are both really happy.
‘Louis and Briana have spent a lot of time together and are really close.
‘Louis really cares about Briana and thinks she will be a great mum. Their friendship has got even stronger though this.’
The shock news comes just four months after Louis’ split from long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder was announced.
It will be the first One Direction offspring and needless to say the band’s fanbase have been sharing their surprised reactions on Twitter, with #OhNoLouis trending soon after the news broke.
Baby Tomlinson is reportedly due to arrive in the new year – but just who is 23-year-old mum Briana? Here’s everything you need to know…
She’s a stylist based in America
Briana works in Los Angeles as a fashion stylist, though it’s unclear where she’s actually from. Louis flew out to the city two weeks ago to be with Briana at her scan and apparently wants to get a property there so that he can be a ‘hands-on dad’.
She’s nearly three months pregnant
Mum-to-be Briana is around 11 weeks gone so we’ve got many months of waiting before baby Tomlinson-Jungwirth arrives!
She’s not really a huge One Direction fan
Briana – who was introduced to Louis via a mutual friend earlier this year – only attended her first 1D gig recently and a friend says she ‘isn’t interested’ in Louis’ fame.
She’s very private
There’s no sign of Briana on social media and her pals say she’s a very private person. Even though she was snapped out with Louis in May, it’s thought that the pair spent a lot of time together without the cameras around too.
‘Briana is a really lovely girl; she’s absolutely not interested in Louis’ fame. She’s very private and most of the time they spend together is out of the public eye, just hanging out with their friends,’ a mate tells People.
She’s already hit it off with Louis’ family
Louis’ mum Johannah and stepdad Dan have met Briana, having reportedly spent the 4th of July with her in the US, and they all got along brilliantly. It’s also good to know that mum-of-seven Johannah – who works as a midwife – can give Briana some parenting tips.
‘Being a midwife, Johannah has been able to give Briana advice when she has had questions. Briana’s family are great and have hit it off with Louis’ mum and his stepdad Dan,’ a pal says.