Fans of former X Factor group Union J may know that band member JJ Hamblett is set to become a dad for the first time later this year, which he and girlfriend Caterina Lopez announced on Twitter recently…
However, it’s been revealed today that JJ was nervous about telling his fellow Union J singers – who are of course Jaymi Hensley, George Shelley and Josh Cuthbert – about the baby as he wasn’t sure how they would react.
Speaking to the Daily Star’s Rehab, JJ began the interview by saying of Caterina’s pregnancy, “It was a massive surprise…
“I did panic because we weren’t trying, and it came as a big shock.
“But I think everything happens for a reason so now I can’t wait.”
He added, “I was really nervous about telling people. I was terrified because I wasn’t sure how people would feel.
“I’d already known for a few months before I told the boys. I didn’t want to keep it a secret, but I wanted it to be the right time.
“I didn’t want to tell them straight after the first single and [have] them start panicking. But they’ve all been great.
“I think George is more excited than I am because he loves his cuddles so much.”
And about the baby, JJ remarked, “We don’t know the sex as we wanted it to be a surprise.
“There are no plans to get married either. It hasn’t even been a topic of conversation.
“I just want to concentrate on being a good dad and working hard in the band.”
He concluded, “I want everyone to know it won’t affect my position in Union J, I’m definitely not leaving.”
Union J’s new single Beautiful Life goes on sale on October 21, with their debut album Union J to be released a week later. However, their official autobiography ‘Our Story’ is out now.
Here’s a look at Beautiful Life…