More news to rock the worlds of One Direction fans emerged today as reports suggest that Louis Tomlinson is to become a father. The boyband member is said to be expecting a baby with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.

The rumours have not been officially confirmed at the time of writing, but People magazine reported on Tuesday evening (July 14th) that a source close to both parties told them: “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.”

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson of 1D is expecting his first child, according to reports

The British heartthrob only met Jungwirth earlier this year, after he had split with his long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder back in March. They met through mutual friends and were spotted in public together on a number of occasions in May.

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The source claimed that the pair, both 23, were not officially an item, though Tomlinson is vowing to be a hands-on dad and supportive of Briana. “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.”

There are also no indications as to how both the rest of 1D have taken the news, it’s believed that the pair’s families are supportive of the situation. Tomlinson’s and Jungwirth’s families are believed to have met over the Fourth of July weekend, and hit it off pretty well.

“Johanna is a midwife, so she’s been able to give advice and has been a great source of support for Briana,” the source also mentioned.

Rather predictably, 1D fans have not taken these reports too well, with Jungwirth’s Twitter page bombarded by angry and heartbroken fans, causing her to threaten to quit the social media site.

However, Jungwirth is apparently not that big a 1D fan herself, only attending a concert of theirs for the first time a few months ago. “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," the source finished by saying.

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