Cowell delighted with Tomlinson’s daddy news
Media mogul Simon Cowell (inset) is absolutely delighted with the news that One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson (top) is set to become a father.
Cowell, who has 17-month-old son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, was one of the first people Tomlinson contacted three weeks ago after learning that Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth is pregnant with his child. “Simon was one of the first people Louis called after he had told his family. Louis was so excited and he wanted to tell Simon himself,” said a source.
“Simon was absolutely delighted for Louis and told him that becoming a dad was the best thing that had ever happened to him,” the source added.
The X Factor boss, 55, has assured the 23-year-old singer that he will be there to support him as much as possible when Jungwirth, 23, gives birth early next year and has already given him lots of parenting tips.
The insider added: “Simon knows Louis already has lots of experience with babies and adores kids. Louis’ youngest twin brother and sister are only 17 months old and he’s incredibly close to all of his seven siblings — and his mum is a midwife. But adjusting to being a dad will be a change, of course, so having Simon’s advice when he needs it means a lot to Louis.” Tomlinson and Jungwirth met through mutual friends this year and while they “aren’t in a relationship,” the duo is said to be very happy to be expecting their first child.