Almost exactly a year ago, we learned Louis Tomlinson was having a baby with hairstylist Briana Jungwirth — a “very, very close” friend,” according to People magazine. Things seemed pretty hazy back then — it would be the first child for any of the One Direction guys, who had recently kicked off the U.S. leg of their On The Road Again tour, and fans were upset and suspicious.
Now, however, we can’t help but swoon over the 24-year-old singer and his newborn son Freddie Reign; during his stint as a guest judge on America’s Got Talent, Tomlinson excitedly chatted with former Spice Girl Mel B about the joys of fatherhood. “I didn’t think I’d be having a kid at this age,” he told her, “but is incredible.” As you’ll see in the video below, the One Direction singer’s enormous smile shows he’s happy, even if Jungwirth doesn’t seem to be. Just last week, she took to Twitter to send a message to the musician’s current girlfriend: “You can pretend all you want, but you will NEVER be my baby son’s mother.”