Remember When Louis Tomlinson Joked About Becoming a Dad in 2012?

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction 2012
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Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. 

They say tragedy plus time equals comedy; for Louis Tomlinson, comedy plus time equals reality. After all, the One Direction member predicted becoming a young father three years ago… as an April Fools' Day joke.

"Can't believe I'm going to be a Dad! Wow!!" Tomlinson tweeted on Apr. 1, 2012. At that point, One Direction had just released its debut album, Up All Night, in the U.S., and had yet to string the words "Briana Jungwirth" together.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is Going to be a Dad

Also at that point, Tomlinson was joking. April Fools'! What a prankster! When news broke on Tuesday (July 14) that he and Jungwirth are expecting, however, 1D diehards remembered the 2012 joke and began retweeting it, leading to over 170,000 reissues of the hoax overall.

Louis Tomlinson: singer, entertainer, soon-to-be father, prophet. Click here to check out some more Twitter reactions to the news.



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