Three in five members of One Direction are now dads or future dads, with Gigi Hadid confirming in an interview with Jimmy Fallon and her five-year-old on / off boyfriend Zayn Malik are expecting their first child.
Group mates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are the fathers of their sons, born one year apart. Tomlinson’s son Freddie was four years old in January and Payne’s son Bear was three years old in March.
To welcome Malik to Dad’s One Directions club, we have compiled a detailed breakdown of One Direction’s children, announcements of pregnancy in their current location.
Louis Tomlinson was the first member of One Direction to become a father. Her son Freddie Reign Tomlinson was born in January 2016 with former flame Briana Jungwirth.
He was first photographed with his son’s mother at May of 2015 at an album release party for Snoop Dogg.
The couple met through a mutual friend four months after Louis and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder broke up for the first time after a three and a half year relationship.
Jungwirth is a Los Angeles-based stylist, and it was reported at the time that the couple had been on three dates before being photographed together at the Snoop Dogg party.
In July 2015, two months after the couple’s first photograph, it was announced that Jungwirth was pregnant with Louis’ baby.
During an interview with Hello america in August 2015, Louis spoke for the first time of his sudden entry into the world of fatherhood, telling host Michael Strahan that he was “buzzing”.
On January 21 of the following year, Freddie Reign Tomlinson was born in Los Angeles, California. Louis announced the birth of his son to his millions of followers on Twitter with a post saying, “I’m happy to say that my baby was born yesterday. He is in good health and quite incredible. I am very happy!! “
The first photo of Freddie was shared by Jungwirth six days after his birth on his Instagram. The photo shows her in a hospital bed holding Freddie, who was wrapped in a blanket and wearing a hat.
A day later, Louis posted photos of him holding his newborn son as well as a thank you message to his fans for all the wishes on his personal Twitter and Instagram pages.
Louis would share some photos with Freddie after his birth, but in recent years, photos of Louis with Freddie are rare.
It was reported at the time by TMZ that Louis and Jungwirth were in a legal battle in family court for the custody of Freddie, that Jungwirth was winning, Louis being allowed to see Freddie only a few hours a week and no night visit.
The ex-couple seemed to have made a friendly decision on how Freddie would spend his time, and Louis joined Jungwirth at her home to celebrate their son’s first birthday in 2017.
They celebrated Freddie’s birthday with friends and family and even had two cakes, one with a picture of Freddie on it and one that said “Happy Birthday Freddie”.
At the time, Jungwirth shared photos and videos on his Instagram story and the main grid for Freddie’s first birthday.
A video surfaced of Briana holding one of Freddie’s cakes with burning candles while Louis held Freddie on his feet so that their son could blow out his candles.
Although Louis doesn’t post much on Freddie on his social media, Jungwirth has a fairly active Instagram account where she shares stories and messages on the grid herself and Freddie enjoying life in Los Angeles.
Liam Payne was the second member of One Direction to have a child. Her son Bear Payne with ex-girlfriend Cheryl Cole was born on March 22, 2017.
Liam’s relationship and the pregnancy that followed with Cheryl was a hotly debated topic, as the couple first met when Liam unsuccessfully auditioned for X-Factor at the age of 14. Although he was unable to attend performances, his audition was broadcast and he was seen to cheerfully wink at Cole and call Liam mignon during his performance review.
They met again two years later, when Liam was sixteen and was then placed in a group that would become One Direction.
Rumors about the relationships began to circulate in December 2015 when One Direction performed in the X Factor finale and he and Cheryl were seen hugging during a commercial break.
On February 27, 2016, with rumors of already swirling relationships, Liam formalized their relationship by changing his Instagram avatar to a photo of him and Cheryl.
Just five months after releasing their relationship, rumors began to circulate that Cheryl was pregnant with Liam’s child.
The couple never officially announced Cheryl’s pregnancy, although she did appeared in a L’Oréal announced in early 2017 with a complete baby bump.
Cheryl and Liam’s son Bear Payne was born on March 22, 2017 in London. The couple shared the news just three days after the birth of their son with posts on their Instagram account.
Cheryl shared a photo of Liam holding Bear and a caption sharing that “On Wednesday March 22, Liam and I became parents of an incredibly beautiful and healthy baby boy, weighing 7 lbs 9 and looking like a dream. “
Liam then shared the same photo on his Instagram and wrote, “I’m incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy to the world, it’s a moment I will never forget for the rest of my life and my memory favorite that I have so far. . ”
The couple stayed together for a year after Bear’s birth.
On Bear’s first birthday in 2018, Liam shared a photo of him holding his young son’s hand; he and Cheryl had agreed to keep it out of public view as much as possible.
On July 2, 2018, The Sun announced for the first time that Cheryl and Liam were calling on him to leave.
Although the pair are no longer together and the photos of Bear are rarely seen, they both discussed parenting in interviews and continue to co-parent their son.
During the last week of April this year, TMZ announced the news that Zayn and his top model girlfriend Gigi Hadid were expecting their first child.
The couple were isolated with Gigi’s sister Bella, his mother Yolanda and a few other family members at the Hadid ranch in the Pennsylvania countryside.
Gigi and Zayn officially started dating in December 2015 after initially meeting at a Victoria’s Secret party in November of the same year and having been photographed shortly after at an appointment at the famous restaurant Nice Guy de Los Angeles, November 25.
Gigi starred in Zayn’s first music video for her single “Pillowtalk” where the couple had a steamy make-up session – a public confirmation of their relationship.
The pair then did a fashion shoot together to Vogue, show up in matching outfits for the Met 2016 gala, put on couples costumes for Halloween and buy an apartment together in New York.
Then in February 2018, the couple separated for the first time, both making public statements about their social media accounts.
After this separation, they were on and off for a while, spotted together just two months after their public breakup announcement. The pair separated again in 2019.
Sure January 12 from 2020 Gigi and Zayn were spotted together in New York City, having a night on the town with Bella Hadid and British singer Dua Lipa.
Since January, the couple has been reconstituted and Zayn has isolated with Gigi in Pennsylvania.
On April 30, 2020, Gigi Hadid publicly announced that she and Zayn are expecting their first child together, giving the baby a potential due date in September or October 2020.