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By Randee Dawn

The good news is, as a member of boy band One Direction, Louis Tomlinson is probably very accustomed to hearing loud screams. That's one talent (of many) he'll have to call on in the coming months, now that he's reportedly expecting a little yeller of his own with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.

"Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother," a friend of the pair told People. "It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.

Louis Tomlinson.Isaac Brekken / Getty Images

Tomlinson and Jungwirth, who are both 23, met after he and his long-time girlfriend Eleanor Calder broke up in March. They reportedly dated several times in May. The friend quoted in People underscored that the two are not in a relationship, but have a strong friendship.

Somehow, Tomlinson knew this was coming three years ago, when he joke-tweeted:

Fan reaction has veered wildly, from denial until confirmation is achieved:

To joking around:

To conspiracy theorists who apparently feel that Briana is carrying the surrogate child of Louis and fellow band member Harry (aka "Larry") Styles. Hey, it takes all kinds:

Thus far, Tomlinson's reps have not confirmed any rumors.

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