Louis Tomlinson broke his silence on becoming a dad early Saturday morning.

“I’m pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :),” tweeted the One Direction singer, using a baby emoji. “He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I’m very happy!!”As Gossip Cop reported, Briana Jungwirth gave birth on Thursday, and Tomlinson was in Los Angeles for the delivery. It was actually her grandmother who first broke the news of the newborn’s arrival, posting a celebratory message to Tomlinson on Instagram. The birth was later confirmed to the media, though Tomlinson and his band mates remained mum.

The British star stepped out Friday afternoon for some shopping, and dodged baby questions from paparazzi, including one who repeatedly asked what the boy’s name is. Tomlinson actually stayed quiet throughout most of the pregnancy, too, except for confirming last August that he was indeed going to become a father. Tomlinson now will have quite a bit of time to bond with his little one as One Direction is expected to be on hiatus for at least the next year.

Gossip Cop again wishes Tomlinson many congrats on his new son.

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