Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell
And after the 23-year-old found out the shock news, he’s said to have turned to his boss for some wise words on fatherhood, after he became a dad to son Eric in February 2014.
“Simon was absolutely delighted for Louis and told him that becoming a dad was the best thing that had ever happened to him. He told him if he ever needed any advice to let him know.”
Another insider told The Mirror: “He told Louis it will obviously be a change. But he knows what an amazing experience being a dad has been for himself.”
The music mogul is also said to have offered Louis the use of his private jet to fly between the US and the UK so he’s able to fulfill both his commitments as a dad and to One Direction.
Simon and Louis have a close relationship, as earlier this year the 1D singer launched a new record label under Simon’s Syco company.
Last year, Louis was also a regular fixture at the ‘X Factor’ studios, helping Simon mentor his acts.