Update: Baby Tomlinson is real, y'all. And he's indeed a healthy baby boy, according to People. "Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother," a mutual friend of the two told the magazine. Break out the champagne or the Kleenex, depending on how you feel about Louis' parent status (CHAMPAGNE is the right choice here, you monsters).

Original post: Louis Tomlinson is the father of a brand-new baby boy, if an Instagram account allegedly belonging to pregnant Briana Jungwirth's grandmother is to be believed.

"Louis just let Ur heart dance. U now have another you," the beginning of @CyberWomanNetwork's long caption reads. "A gift that will want to be just like YOU. Love him & my young grandchild that gave him to you."

While I don't want to echo the skepticism of Louis paternity-deniers who still can't accept real life, a social media video of a greeting card playing AMERICAN CLASSIC "Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Music Factory — posted by a person with a user name that sounds like a support group for the Bionic Woman and the lady Cylons from Battlestar Galactica — is shaky, as sources go. Louis and the band's official channels have yet to confirm the birth.  but Briana did share a selfie of her stomach five days ago, and it looked...full term. PopCrush offers our warmest #WelcomeBabyTomlinson congratulations to both parents!

The One Direction member confirmed his impending fatherhood on Good Morning America back in August, after People broke the news in July. In an October interview with STV Glasgow he said, "I’m very excited,” and, as one hopes most expectant fathers would agree, “It’s gonna be really nice [to spend some time with the baby].”

So there you have it. Louis is a dad now, or at the very least, will be soon. With the group's current hiatus he'll have plenty of time to do "Dad" stuff like changing diapers, warming bottles, wearing black socks with sandals, and amassing a large DVD collection.

Read the highly-scrutinized Instagram post down below, but first we'll leave you with these haunting images. The 1D fandom: Endlessly creative!

 

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