Former One Direction member Zayn Malik is expecting his first child with girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Fans are obviously excited about the news, but a lot of them are focused on Zayn’s bandmates Harry Styles and Niall Horan instead.
Why are Directioners talking about those other guys instead of the father-to-be? Because they’re the only ones left in One Direction who aren’t dads. Fans are wondering who will be next.
One Direction’s Harry And Niall Don’t Have Kids Yet
Zayn isn’t the first One Direction member to become a father. Louis Tomlinson’s son Freddie was born in 2016, and Liam Payne’s son Bear was born in 2017. Harry Styles and Niall Horan are the only members of the group without kids.
Fans were quick to point this out on Twitter, joking about who will be next, and speculating that the guys will be probably be asked about fatherhood in interviews. One user even suggested they should have a baby together, pointing to how in sync they are on stage.
Some fans weren’t ready for all five of the One Direction guys to have kids, because it hits home just how much older they are now than when the band was formed 10 years ago. And that just reminds the rest of us of our own ages.
What Have Harry And Niall Said About Having Kids?
Three out of five One Direction members becoming fathers does make us wonder what Harry and Niall have said about parenthood in the past. Are they ready to settle down?
As for Harry, when Chelsea Handler asked in 2017 if he would ever get married and have kids, he replied, “I think so… probably.” He then added, “I can’t wait for a time when that’s a thing for me. I look forward to that in my life.”
Also in 2017, Niall answered “No!” when asked if he was ready to be a dad. He pointed out that Liam and Louis love kids. “So do I,” he said, “but I don’t particularly want one right now. I’m fine where I am.”
So there you have it. We might not have a complete One Direction Jr. group for a while.