New York - Louis Tomlinson is set to become a father, reports said on Tuesday, in the latest jolt for the boy band once known for its squeaky-clean image.
The 23-year-old, who would be the first dad in One Direction, is expecting a child with Los Angeles stylist Briana Jungwirth, according to British tabloid The Sun and People magazine.
The Sun - which ran the headline "One Conception" - said that Tomlinson went on dates with Jungwirth in May after breaking up with girlfriend of four years Eleanor Calder.
People magazine said that Tomlinson - whose British band has vowed not to split up after a recent feud - was looking forward to becoming a dad.
"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," an anonymous friend was quoted as saying.
A representative for the band did not immediately comment while Tomlinson last posted a video link on Twitter to raise support for a children's charity.
I want to live in a world where every sick child can see a doctor. https://t.co/f0rVZyrgaJ #action1D— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 13, 2015
I want to live in a world where every sick child can see a doctor. https://t.co/f0rVZyrgaJ #action1D
One Direction stormed onto the scene in 2010 when the young men appeared on the British talent show The X Factor.
5 years ago today since my audition! Still an impossible thing to comprehend! Everyone who's ever supported us we can never thank you enough— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 10, 2015
5 years ago today since my audition! Still an impossible thing to comprehend! Everyone who's ever supported us we can never thank you enough
1D fans however are in denial, Twitter blew up with comments of disbelief when the news broke.
LOUIS TOMLINSON YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER https://t.co/yP2LN0ff2E— Hannah (@ughdontniall) July 15, 2015
LOUIS TOMLINSON YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER https://t.co/yP2LN0ff2E
media- did you hear louis tomlinson is going to be a dad he got a girl pregnant. this. is. horrible. louis- i was promoting no control tho— mikayla (@brokebczayn) July 15, 2015
media- did you hear louis tomlinson is going to be a dad he got a girl pregnant. this. is. horrible. louis- i was promoting no control tho
"LOUIS TOMLINSON YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER" pic.twitter.com/7J6jc4X6RQ— marissa (@dropoutmalik) July 15, 2015
"LOUIS TOMLINSON YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER" pic.twitter.com/7J6jc4X6RQ
"Louis Tomlinson is going to be a dad" pic.twitter.com/SCBib32UST— maya del rey (@mayaangelapena) July 14, 2015
"Louis Tomlinson is going to be a dad" pic.twitter.com/SCBib32UST
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