Union J star becomes a father

Union J star JJ Hamblett has become a father for the first time.

Union J star becomes a father

Union J star JJ Hamblett has become a father for the first time.

The 'Carry You' singer's girlfriend, model Caterina Lopez, gave birth to a boy at 9:30am this morning.

The tot weighed 6lb and both mother and baby are doing well.

Revealing the happy news on his Twitter account, JJ tweeted: "Its official at 9 30am today I became a Daddy The healthy little boy has arrived at a weight of 6lb!!!!! soooo happy right now :)))) xx (sic)"

Caterina went into labour on Wednesday and JJ, 25, could barely contain his excitement as he waited for their son to be born.

In earlier tweets, he said: "AND NOW WE WAIT!!! :-))))))) x ... NOT LONG NOW!!!!!! Sooooooo excited :))))) xxx (sic)"

Since revealing he has become a dad JJ - who is joined in Union J by Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley - has been inundated with congratulatory messages on his Twitter page.

One Direction star Niall Horan was among the hundreds of well-wishers.

His message read: "Congrats JJ mate!"

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