Union J's JJ Hamblett becomes a dad for the first time

JJ Hamblett

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

The former X Factor singer, 25, and his model girlfriend Caterina Lopez had their first child together on Thursday morning.

Hamblett tweeted about his newly-born son, Princeton J Alexander, shortly after the birth.

"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," he tweeted.

The couple announced they were expecting the child in September after sharing an ultrasound picture on Twitter.

JJ gave several Twitter updates in the lead up to the birth and his bandmates, Josh Cuthbert, 21, and George Shelley, 20, congratulated the couple.

"Sooo happy for JJ and Cat!!" tweeted Cuthbert.

"Its an amazing day and couldn't happen to two more amazing people. Chuffed to bits. The baby is gonna be beautiful."

Shelley added: "New little one in the family now so proud of you both! I'm not the youngest member anymore!! Haha Love You!"

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Union J released their debut album in October

The news comes just over a month after Union J's self-titled debut album was released.

Their first track, Carry You, reached number six in the Official UK Singles Chart in June.

Union J picked up the best British breakthrough act at this year's Radio 1 Teen Awards.

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