BREAKING: A One Direction baby is offically on the way!

He only broke up with his long-term girlfriend Eleanor Calder in March, but One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is now expecting a baby with a more recent love-interest.


Although they are no longer in a relationship, the pop-star and Los Angeles-based stylist, Briana Jungwirth, 23, will welcome the little one early next year.

Louis and Briana spotted together recently 


“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother," a mutual friend of the couple told PEOPLE this evening.

"It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer."

They added that 23-year-old Mr Tomlinson has vowed to be att Ms Jungwirth’s side throughout her pregnancy and really wants to be a “hands-on dad” when the baby arrives.

Briana has already been on several dates with Louis


The PEOPLE source adds: "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."

The duo began dating in May and sent the rumour-mill into overdrive when they were spotted on a series of intimate dates.

One rendezvous saw them attend Snoop Dogg's new album launch in West Hollywood, and afterwards they were observed holding hands in the back of their ride home.

He and Eleanor split in March following a four-year relationship


He and Eleanor, whom he dated for four years, only split in March, but Briana isn't the first woman Louis's been linked to since he became single.

He was seen kissing a pretty brunette in Thailand in the immediate aftermath of his breakup, and has also been linked to Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello.

And two weeks ago, the South Yorkshire-native was pictured cosying up to model Tamara Bell at Glastonbury.

His child will be the first One Direction band-member baby.

And we already can't wait to see the little Louis Jnr!