Ever since buzz started swirling that Louis Tomlinson was going to be a dad, fans have firmly been on the side of "it's not true unless Louis himself confirms it."
No one was buying it when the rumor first leaked, then Briana's former step-dad and dad (heck even her ex-boyfriend) all weighed in. Nope. Still no word from Louis, so it can't be true. 5 Seconds of Summer also gave their opinion on the baby news. Fans still weren't buying it.
It looked like we were getting closer to reality when Simon Cowell confirmed everything and said that Louis needed to "man up." Certainly that would have been enough for fans to believe Louis was going to be a dad? Nope.
Then yesterday, Liam Payne talked about Louis becoming a father during an interview. We figured someone in Louis' own band would certainly have the insider info, but fans thought the audio was a fake, pieced together from another interview.
Finally, the day has come, y'all. Louis took the opportunity on Good Morning America to address the Briana Jungwirth pregnancy rumors. It was short and sweet, but he approached it like ripping off a band-aid (well, after you've been gently picking at the edges, that is).
But still, there are people who don't believe it!
Larry shippers, for one think it's a cover up:
"Louis confirmed being a dad" "It's fake" "Larry is real" "Briana caught smoking & drinking" pic.twitter.com/ZPidC4Mj8y— Chelsea [GL] [SG] (@VelvetDisney) August 4, 2015
There are fans who believe it's just a PR stunt:
louis: literally becomes a dad larries: it's fake they forced someone else to have that baby it's edited it's all a dream— will (@everycrowds) August 4, 2015
I still think Louis being a dad is a fake scandal to get their new album promoted— gabby (@freespiritniall) August 4, 2015
Just general denial:
Until the words "I am a father" or "I have a baby" come out of Louis mouth I'm taking this as a pr stunt— Bri ❁ (@briwhatthehale) August 4, 2015
LOUIS CONFIRMED HE IS A DAD BUT I STILL THINK IT IS FAKE TBH— amber | TOMORROW (@heslegally) August 4, 2015
Nope, still not convinced:
even if you put louis' sexuality aside this baby thing is fake so— gray :o) (@larryinlace) August 4, 2015
There have been some voices of reason for the non-believers though:
larries: "we'll believe it when it's confirmed!" *louis confirms he's going to be a dad* "NO ITS FAKE LARRY IS REAL DNA RESULTS PLS"— chAnice (@httph94) August 4, 2015
louis verbally confirmed with his own mouth and lips that he is going to be dad and yall still think its fake that's extreme— ..., (@wolverziampton) August 4, 2015
And, finally, this kind of perfectly sums it up:
if the news was fake then Louis would have told the interviewer "no i'm NOT going to be a dad" we have to believe the reality & support him— EMINIK OFFICIAL (@EminikOfficial) August 4, 2015
Spot on. pic.twitter.com/M8h1i3w6Fu— HYFR (@1DScoop) August 4, 2015