One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has confirmed he's going to be a dad.
Speaking on Good Morning America today, the star from Doncaster said it is a 'very exciting time', confirming for the first time that he is expecting his first child, with stylist Briana Jungwirth.
He appeared alongside his bandmates, who acknowledged that life is 'different' since former member Zayn Malik decided to leave the group, but that things are still going 'great.'
Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a child with a Los Angeles-based stylist following a brief relationship. According to reports in both the People Magazine and The Sun, the 23-year-old One Direction star from Doncaster is set to become a parent with his close friend Briana Jungwirth.
A mutual friend of the pair insists that while Louis and the stylist aren't in a relationship, the singer will be a 'hands-on dad' when their baby arrives early next year.
Meanwhile a publicist representing the singer has refused to comment on the newspaper claims that he is to become a father. Asked by ITV News to respond to the claims, a representative said: "No comment". The band are currently touring the United States and are due to play in Seattle tomorrow. If true, it would make Tomlinson the first member of the band to become a father.
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One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson says his thoughts are with 17-year-old Leah Washington from Barnsley, who had to have her left leg amputated after last week's crash on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers.
Leah is a big 1D fan and had been due to see them at Capital's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium last Saturday.
Her friend, Sara Stuart took to twitter to try and get the band to visit her in hospital as she continues to recover from surgery. And Louis Tomlinson, who is from nearby Doncaster tweeted back.
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik could be cooking up a new career - after his fiancee Perrie Edwards revealed he is spending his free time in the kitchen.
The singer, who shocked the boyband's fans when he quit in March, got engaged to the Little Mix star two years ago.
Edwards told the Sun: "It's nice to see more of him now. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he's a great chef."
She also revealed her career - the band have a new single out - is getting in the way of the pair tying the knot.
She said: "Me and Zayn want it to be perfect, so as soon as I have a bit of time, we'll plan it. I doubt it will be this summer."
Malik flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying he wanted to be a "normal 22-year-old."
One Direction have insisted they will go on without Malik and fans will get the chance to see the four-piece perform at Capital's Summertime Ball in London's Wembley Stadium next month.
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Fans who queued for a glimpse of One Direction's Louis Tomlinson at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium say it was well worth the wait. The pop star pulled on a Doncaster Rover's shirt for the second time as part of James Coppinger's testimonial match - and to raise money for Bluebell Wood children's hospice.
Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has thanked his fans for their support following his decision to leave the band.
The singer, 22, returned to the public eye last week at the Annual Asian Awards, where he showed off a new shaved hairdo.
Malik has been quiet on Twitter ever since he declared his love for fiancee Perrie Edwards, after pictures emerged of him apparently close to another woman.
He flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying that he wants to be a "normal 22-year-old".<
At the Annual Asian Awards, which Malik attended with his mother, the star paid tribute to his former bandmates, calling them "four of the best guys that ever met".
"Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life," he said.
Wanna say thanks to everyone that's been there for me over the last few weeks, love you all.. you know who you are x
One Direction fans were out in force in Doncaster where after getting wind that one of their idols was in town.
Louis Tomlinson took time out of his schedule to take part in a legends game for Doncaster Rovers' veteran James Coppinger
The singer posed for photographs and talked with fans who had camped overnight to secure their place at the front of the cordon:
Louis Tomlinson is set to don his beloved Doncaster Rovers today when he turns out to honour one of the clubs longest serving players, James Coppinger.
Attacking midfielder Coppinger is now in his 11th season at the club. Born in Guisborough on the edge of the North York Moors Coppinger moved to South Yorkshire in 2005, and has racked up over 500 career appearances, scoring 64 goals.
The club's matched my ambition throughout the whole time I've been here. As I've progressed the club have progressed. I've had fantastic support over the 11 years.
My wife worked in Doncaster, my kids went to school in Doncaster and two of them were born in Doncaster. I know how much it means to Doncaster people and how much football means to them.
His (Louis') enthusiasm and love for the club is massive. That's exactly the same as me and to have him on board, it's an honour for me to have him here because of how well he's done.