Louis Tomlinson Finally Comments on Baby News: 'It's a Very Exciting Time'

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One Direction performs live from Central Park as part of the Summer Concert Series on "Good Morning America" on Aug. 4, 2015.

Weeks after it was confirmed that One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is expecting his first child with Briana Jungwirth, the 1D member broke the silence on his impending fatherhood — carefully, and tersely — prior to the group’s performance on Good Morning America on Tuesday (Aug. 4).

During the group’s short Q&A ahead of its three-song set, ABC's Michael Strahan said to Tomlinson, “Louis, from one father to another I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So how are you feeling?" The question followed a few softballs about One Direction’s upcoming fifth album.

Tomlinson appeared as if he was not expecting the question — much less on live television — and steadied himself onstage. “Thank you, yeah,” Tomlinson replied cautiously. “Obviously it’s a very exciting time, so I’m buzzing. Thank you.”

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News broke that Tomlinson and stylist Jungwirth were expecting in mid-July, and sources confirmed to Billboard that the happy news was true. Tomlinson returned to Twitter a few days after the story broke, but had yet to comment on the baby news.

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