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One Direction Were A Bit ‘Shocked’ At Louis Tomlinson’s Baby News

Daddy Direction says Louis is 'very excited.'

Liam Payne may be known as Daddy Direction, but he's officially handing over that title to his bandmate, Louis Tomlinson.

Louis is expecting his first child with Briana Jungwirth, a Los Angeles-based stylist he met through mutual friends earlier this year, and while, at first, the band was a bit taken back by the news, it seems like they are excited.

"Well, I was quite, I was obviously a bit shocked, but he's [Louis] taken super well to it and he's excited; he’s very excited about what's going on with him at the moment," Liam told Magic FM’s Jo Parkerson. “And sometimes stuff happens like that… And not [as though] it’s a small deal… You know, he’s taking it very seriously. It’s all good."

Of course that isn't the only big news surrounding the foursome as of late. Liam also spoke out about his former bandmate, Zayn Malik, saying that there is nothing but love between the guys.

"One Direction was never Zayn's sort of music so he kind of always wanted to find something else," he told Radio 1. "If your heart's not into something you can't just carry on doing it because of fame and stuff. You have to go and do what you want to do."

And that's exactly what Zayn is doing. The singer, who congratulated his former band on their "sick" new single, "Drag Me Down," just signed a record deal with RCA to show fans the "real" side of him.

"I don't think he meant it in that way, and I hope he didn't mean it in that way anyway," Liam said, referring to Zayn's #RealMe hashtag. "Obviously congratulating us on the single kind of covers it. It's all fine and good and I'm excited to hear his stuff. I did a lot with him in the studio when he was in the band we would stay up late and do rap songs and stuff like that. He's got a great voice and he's a very talented young man its all well and good and we wish him all the best of luck."

The guys seem to be moving on just fine without their fifth member, adding that these past few months have made them "stronger than ever."

"It's nice that we've banded together and I feel like we're stronger than ever now actually," he said. "Which is strange, but it's worked out really nicely for everybody."