It has now been confirmed that 23-year-old Louis Tomlinson is expecting a child with Los Angeles stylist Briana Jungwirth.
The two met through a mutual friend earlier this year, after Louis split from his longtime girlfriend Eleanor Calder.
Sources have revealed that Louis plans on being a “hands on” dad and will stay by Briana’s side throughout the pregnancy. Louis is excited about becoming a dad and believes Briana will be an amazing mother.
Although the pregnancy was a surprise at first, Louis is comforted by how close he is with Briana and believes the baby will only bring them closer.
Although Louis and Briana don’t identify as an official couple, the two have become very good friends and have spent a lot of time together over the past while.
At this point, Louis and the other members of One Direction have not spoken about the recent news. It is unclear how it will impact Louis’ involvement in the band, but hopefully wont lead to another exit (Zayn Malik left the band earlier in the year).
Looks like Louis’ 2012 April Fools tweet was actually just a premonition for the relatively near future!
Louis Tomlinson, Twitter post:
Can't believe I'm going to be a Dad! Wow!!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) April 1, 2012
Rumors have already started regarding who will take the role of the new bachelor. These rumors amplified after contestant Ben Higgins was sent home by Kaitlyn on the current season of The Bachelorette.
E! News is now reporting that sources have confirmed to them that Ben Higgins will be offered the role.
Ben is a 26-year-old software salesman who lives in Denver, Colarado but grew up in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is a devoted Christian, and was relatively conservative during his run on The Bachelorette (recall: he revealed to Kaitlyn he would rather connect on another level, than be intimate during the fantasy suite date).
Ben has opened up about his experience on the show, saying:
“Doing this experience, you come in skeptical and you walk out of the experience, I did at least realizing it’s a very real thing. True emotions do evolve and it does give you the opportunity to meet somebody that you could potentially spend the rest of your life with.”
He also revealed that he ran into Trista Sutter, the first bachelorette, and her husband of almost 15 years, Ryan, who was the winner on her season. They now have 2 children together. Ben said seeing the couple gave him hope that the show’s process actually works.
Ben is going to have to step up his game if he wants to keep viewers interested; Although Chris Soules didn’t bring all too much substance to the table (other than a
giant farm in Iowa) and seemed to get by just fine.
The relationship has come as a shock to most, but the two have been seen together casually for a couple of months now. They were even photographed together while attending the 2015 CAA Upfronts Celebration Party in New York City during the spring.
Weeks later, Eric took to Instagram to post a photo while hanging out with Bethenny and her fellow Real Housewives of New York cast-mate Carole Radziwill.
Eric Stonestreet, Instagram Post:
The two were also seen attending a Los Angeles Dodgers game together last week.
Bethenny did tweet yesterday, seemingly in response to the rumors, posting:
“Wow #somanyboyfriendssolittletime How did I manage to be at a @Dodgers game & be in the Hamptons at the same time?!!! @ericstonestreet”
Bethenny Frankel, Twitter post:
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) July 14, 2015
Although she is joking around about the sudden surge of rumors surrounding her and Eric, she isn’t refuting the claims.
Definitely a couple to keep an eye on!