The One Direction camp has been silent on reports that Louis Tomlinson's son has been born. But that hasn't stopped the Twitterverse going into overdrive with claims that the star's ex-girlfriend stylist Briana Jungwirth has given birth.
The source of the reports appears to be 24-year-old Briana's grandmother, who apparently congratulated the pair on Instagram.
Louis Tomlinson previously said he was buzzing about becoming a father
Despite the end of their brief relationship, the pair have remained friends and plan to be responsible parents. Confirming the news of pregnancy in August on Good Morning America, the pop pin up said he was "buzzing" about the idea of becoming a father.
Louis has relocated to California so that he can be close to Briana and their child. A source told People: "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. She's very private and most of the time they spend together is out of the public eye, just hanging with their friends."
Louis and Briana dated briefly last year
The LA-based stylist has met Louis' mother Johannah Deakin and her husband Dan, who travelled to America for the introductions.
He is also being encouarged by mentor Simon Cowell, who told him to "enjoy" fatherhood. The duo are also working on several projects together, one of which is to put a girl band together. In a sign of how much he is maturing, 24-year-old Louis has decided to learn about the industry from a business perspective during his hiatus from One Direction.
"It’s really exciting to be involved in the different side of it, the background," he told the X Factor Youtube channel.
His life has changed immeasurably since the end of his four-year romance with Eleanor Calder in March 2015. As well as being a budding music mogul and father, Louis is said to have a new love interest.
It's thought he is dating actress Danielle Campbell after being spotted on a number of low-key dates in the US. Just before Christmas the duo were pictured looking very affectionate while getting an ice cream in her home state of Illinois.