Union J singer welcomes baby boy

Union J star JJ Hamblett has announced that he has become a dad for the first time.

The singer, who found fame with his bandmates on last year’s X Factor, tweeted his good news on Thursday (November 28) after girlfriend Caterina Lopez gave birth to their son, who they have called Princeton J Alexander.

JJ shared: “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.”

He also posted a photo of his new son’s tiny feet, wrapped in a fluffy blanket and captioned with his name.

Earlier, JJ had tweeted his excitement about the impending arrival: “AND NOW WE WAIT!!! :-))))))) x … NOT LONG NOW!!!!!! Sooooooo excited :))))) xxx.”

Fellow boybander Niall Horan of One Direction was one of the first to congratulate JJ, tweeting him: “Congrats JJ mate!”

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