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

I hadn’t seen this cross my dash yet and thought it was a very interesting treatment of the story:

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.”

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.

One Direction performed new single “Drag Me Down” on television for the first time on GMA, as well as past hits “Steal My Girl” and “Story of my Life.” Click here for a full recap of the performance.

anonymous asked:

The Billboard headline is also very interesting: LT's reaction to baby *news* is "it's a very exciting time". They make sure to emphasize that his reaction is to the news, not to whether or not it could be true.

That’s a fairly subtle thing among a bunch of obvious things to pick up on.

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Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards End Engagement
2015 is a year of big changes for the men of One Direction, and now, another. Former 1D member Zayn Malik has ended his engagement with one Perrie Edwards, she of Little Mix.

Where do broken hearts go?

2015 is a year of big changes for the men of One Direction, and now, another. Former 1D member Zayn Malik has ended his engagement with one Perrie Edwards, she of Little Mix.

According to People, Malik, 22, contacted Edwards, also 22, two weeks ago and said it was over. “She’s been putting on a brave face as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she’s obviously devastated,” an anonymous source told People. A rep confirmed the report to Billboard.

The couple became engaged in August 2013.