After twitter went into a meltdown when the news first broke, One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has confirmed that, yes, he has indeed become a father for the first time. Louis’ former fling, stylist Briana Jungwirth, gave birth to a baby boy on Friday and the 24 year-old says he’s ‘very happy' to become a dad.

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson has welcomed his firs child.

'I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) He is healthy and pretty amazing, I'm very happy!!,' Tomlinson tweeted. He then followed up with a tweet reading, ’Daddy daddy cool' and three smiley faces.

So far only one of Louis’ bandmates, Harry Styles, has offered his congratulations, tweeting 'Flowers all round.’ Louis and Briana were said to have had a ‘brief fling’ earlier this year and have stayed close throughout the pregnancy.

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Speaking to MailOnline, a friend of Louis said, “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.”

The news of Briana’s pregnancy was first broken by People magazine back in July. At the time a mutual friend of the pair told the mag: “Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother. It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.”

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“Louis and Briana care about each other very much and have spent a lot of time together privately over the last few months. 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.”

“Briana is a really lovely girl; she’s absolutely not interested in Louis’ fame," the source added. "She’s very private and most of the time they spend together is out of the public eye, just hanging out with their friend.” When news of the baby’s birth broke yesterday excited fans tweeted their congratulations, with the hashtag #WelcomeBabyTomlinson tending worldwide.