Louis Tomlinson's April Fool's baby joke: fans dig up old tweet

Published Wednesday, Jul 15 2015, 09:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Louis Tomlinson joked he was going to become a father on April Fool's Day three years ago.

The One Direction star's tweet has hit the headlines again today following the surprise news that he's reportedly expecting a baby with his stylist friend Briana Jungwirth.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson performing live in concert during their 'Where We Are' tour at Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

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News broke in the US overnight that US-based stylist Briana is pregnant with the singer's first child, although reps for Louis have not commented on the claims.

The internet has gone crazy with memes and fan reactions, with plenty pulling up Louis' old tweet from 1 April 2012.

He had posted an April Fool's joke reading: "Can't believe I'm going to be a Dad! Wow!!"

Louis was dating long-time girlfriend Eleanor Calder at the time. They split earlier this year. It's thought he was introduced to Briana via mutual friends in May and although they're not in a relationship, they remained friends and he will support her throughout the pregnancy.