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Why did One Direction fans congratulate Harry Styles and Niall Horan after Zayn-Gigi pregnancy was revealed

Fans joked about Harry Styles and Niall Horan waking up to find themselves trending and their 'confused panic' at not knowing why
UPDATED APR 29, 2020
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles (Getty Images)
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles (Getty Images)

With news of Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid expecting their first child making headlines, it was to be expected that One Direction fans would have a lot to say. But not many could have predicted that their response would be to congratulate Harry Styles and Niall Horan for not being fathers yet.

Of the One Direction members, Louis Tomlinson was the first to welcome a baby boy in 2016, while Liam Payne had his son in 2017. Zayn and Gigi's announcement was accompanied by reports that Gigi was 20 weeks into her pregnancy, indicating they will be welcoming their first child together later this year. And with that, Harry and Niall are the only two members yet to have any children. And for the fandom, this is hilarious, terrifying, or a mix of the two. So much so, they've gotten Harry and Niall trending for not having children.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016, in Paris, France (Getty Images)

"ALL OF US DIRECTIONERS REALLY GOT “HARRY AND NIALL” TRENDING WHEN ZAYN AND GIGI ARE THE PARENTS JSISHSISNSK," tweets one fan, while another states, "Zayn: having a baby / Harry and Niall: trending for not having any babies." And another fan joked, "Harry and Niall are the cool aunts."

One fan cautioned, "Be like harry and niall n use protecction <3," while another joked, "So you're telling me that harry and niall were the only ones that paid attention in health class."

Fans themselves couldn't help but laugh at the situation, stating "IM STILL CACKLING OVER THE FACT THAT HARRY AND NIALL ARE TRENDING BECAUSE ZAYNS GONNA BE A DAD." One fan tweeted, "This fandom is so weird, we got Harry and Niall trending for NOT DOING ANYTHING,"

Others joked about the two members waking up to find themselves trending and their "confused panic" at not knowing why.

Recording artists Harry Styles (L) and Niall Horan of One Direction perform onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Some fans got a little more emotional about it, however, tweeting "Can we please stop talking about "Who's next niall or harry?"?! Tbh, i aint ready for them to have kids. Harry and niall are the babies of the band."

One fan stated, "When all 1D world started I didn’t expect this news so quickly and now we only have Harry and Niall left. I can’t even process 2020 news completely anymore haha," and another said, "The day Harry and Niall have kids will be the day it’ll hit me that all five of them have grown up and so have we."

But fans have predictions for that eventuality too. One fan prophesied that "Harry will be last to become a dad," while another stated, "Now, hear me out, but now it’s just a waiting game until Harry and Niall have kids, and then when they’re all older, James Corden will bring all of their children to form a new band; a better band; a band that shall be named Second Direction."