Louis Tomlinson has spared no expense in his preparations for first-time fatherhood, apparently shelling out on two spacious properties in Los Angeles for him, his ex-girlfriend and his newborn son to live in.

According to a report by the Mirror, the Doncaster-born star has rented two enormous properties in L.A. in order to be close to Briana Jungwirth and their baby. Earlier this month, Tomlinson put down money for a five-bedroom house for six months for himself, and another four-bedroom property for his 23 year old ex and their son, Sydney Rain, who was born on January 22nd.

One DirectionLouis Tomlinson (second left) is the first One Direction member to experience fatherhood

A source close to the 1D singer said: “The five-bed property he has chosen – and the house for Briana and her family – are perfect for them to bring up the baby together, even if they are no longer in a romantic relationship.”

“Right from the pregnancy announcement, Louis has told friends and family he wants to be hands-on with his son, which is why he’s moving out to LA for now. His mum and other family members are also coming over to help out and he has been searching for houses that will have all the creature comforts in a really good neighbourhood.”

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The source continued: “Louis is starting as he means to go on. He really is determined to be the best dad possible and work alongside Briana to create a great family life for their son.”

Louis, 24, confirmed the birth of his son at the weekend, tweeting his millions of fans: “I’m pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday. He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I’m very happy!!”

Another friend of Tomlinson’s told MailOnline recently that he plans to be a regular presence in his son’s life for the first crucial few months, and wants to be as involved as possible. “Although they're not romantically involved, Louis thinks Briana is a great woman and will be a fabulous mother. Louis has been helping Briana financially and is prepared to get stuck in with all the tasks that caring for a baby demands.”

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