According to recent reports, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is going to be a father. He is expecting a baby with stylist Briana Jungwirth, who lives in Los Angeles, reports People magazine. A mutual freind told PEOPLE Magainze:

“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer,”

“It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.”

Louis’ rep declined to comment. After the news broke Briana tweeted: “My phone is shaking” presumably because she was being inundated with messages about the pregnancy.

The British boy band member and Jungwirth, who are both 23, met through mutual friends earlier this year after his split from longterm girlfriend Eleanor Calder in March and were spotted on a number of dates in May. Tomlinson has vowed to be at Briana’s side and to be a “hands-on dad” when the baby arrives early next year, according to the friend. He has even been looking for L.A. properties near Jungwirth, and has flown across the world to be by her side for every ultrasound so far. Says the friend:

“Louis and Briana care about each other very much and have spent a lot of time together privately over the last few months. “They are both really happy and although they aren’t in a relationship, their friendship is extremely strong and they are both really excited about the baby. It’s early days and Briana and the baby’s health are the most important things right now.”

The friend continues:

“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.”

According to People Louis and Briana’s parents met over the July 4 weekend and got on very well. His mum Johanna and step dad flew to LA for the meeting – it will be Johanna’s first grandchild. A source told the mag: “They are all excited and totally supportive.” Johanna, a mom of seven, has grown close to Jungwirth over the past few months, the friend says. “Johanna is a midwife, so she’s been able to give advice and has been a great source of support for Briana.” Last month Louis was spotted holding hands with model Tamara Bell at Glastonbury festival. It comes after he has been linked to numerous women since his split from Eleanor at the start of this year. Louis’ relationship four year romance came to end after sources claimed the pressure of long distance touring and fame were too much for the pair.

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