One Direction's Louis Tomlinson set to become a father

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (left) is reportedly expecting a baby with an American stylist.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson (left) is reportedly expecting a baby with an American stylist. PHOTO: AFP

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a baby with American stylist Briana Jungwirth, making him the first member of the popular boy band to have a child.

According to People Magazine, who interviewed a friend of the duo, the 23-year-old Jungwirth's pregnancy came as a surprise.

The baby is due early next to year.

"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," said the friend.

Tomlinson, also 23, broke up with long-time girlfriend Eleanor Calder in March and had met Jungwirth through mutual friends earlier this year.

Bandmates Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles have apparently been informed, although Tomlinson's representatives refused comment when approached by British media.

"Louis and Briana care about each other very much and have spent a lot of time together privately over the last few months," the friend added.