Union J singer JJ Hamblett, who rose to fame on last year’s X Factor, has announced that he is to become a dad.
JJ, 25, revealed on Twitter that he and his girlfriend Caterina Lopez are expecting their first baby.
“Guys I want you to be the first to know that I’ve got some big news,” tweeted JJ to his 126,200 followers. “I’m going to be a daddy…. 🙂 🙂 wooop x.”
“My girlfriend and I are super super excited and the boys cant wait to be uncles!” Added JJ. “They are already thinking of names begining with J lol 🙂 x”
JJ Hamblett (pictured far left) with Union J
JJ’s Tweets were met with a host of excited responses from his bandmates, friends and fans.
“Big congrats to @JJUJWorld and Caterina!” Tweeted new dad Marvin Humes of JLS. “Amazing news that you’re expecting your first baby..it’s the BEST feeling ever! X.”
JJ and Caterina became an item after meeting the nightclub where she worked and the couple now live together with their dog Lola.