Louis Tomlinson has finally broken his silence about his upcoming fatherhood, after remaining tight-lipped on the subject for the past few weeks.
Last month, it was reported that the One Direction singer was expecting a child with American stylist, Briana Jungwirth, although at the time a representative for the group refused to confirm or deny the rumours.
However, Louis has now spoken about his baby news for the first time, after being asked about it during an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’.
Louis Tomlinson on 'GMA'
When the host congratulated him "from one father to another", Louis then revealed he was “buzzing” to become a dad, adding: “Obviously it's a really exciting time… thank you.”
His bandmate, Liam Payne, previously spoke about Louis’ impending fatherhood earlier this week, admitting he was impressed by how well the star had taken to it.
Insisting Louis was “taking it very seriously”, Liam added: “He’s very excited with what’s going on with him at the moment and I feel that stuff like that happens sometimes.”
The band’s mentor, Simon Cowell, has also spoken about the advice he gave to Louis when he found out he was to become a dad, revealing: “I said to him, ‘You man up. You’re fortunate because you’re in a position to be able to look after the baby and not worry too much about that.
“But I also told him, ‘I’ve received bad calls in my life but this is not one of them. This is your business but I’m here for you’.”
1D were on the show to promote their new single, which was surprise-released last week, and has already topped the iTunes chart in a staggering 82 countries.