Update (8/4): Tuesday morning the One Direction boys visited Good Morning America to perform a few tracks, including their first post-Zayn Malik single, "Drag Me Down". When it came time for the interview portion of the show, host Michael Strahan asked, "Louis, from one father to another, I want to congratulate you on your upcoming fatherhood. So, how are you feeling?" Tomlinson responded with, "Thank you. Obviously, it’s a very exciting time, so thank you." That, my friends, is the first time the guy has acknowledged that he's having a baby. Watch it above.

Original story (8/3): Last month the One Direction world almost imploded in on itself when we learned Louis Tomlinson, the oldest member of 1D, will soon become a father. Billboard confirmed the news, and we learned Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth is carrying his child. Let that one sink in.

Today, Liam Payne of the band did an interview with Magic FM’s Jo Parkerson in the U.K. and, you guessed it, finally acknowledged his bandmate's news.

Liam's reaction:

"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,” Payne explained. "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.”

Listen to the conversation above, then click through these gorgeous One Direction shots from then to now!