Chris Brown has secretly fathered a child, who is now nine-months-old. See, Twitter doesn't know everything as it happens. 

The singer - who has an on/off relationship with model Karrueche Tran - is reportedly the proud father of a nine-month-old baby girl, and though he is on "very good terms" with the youngling's mother, a 31-year-old Nia (also a model), they are not together.

Sources told TMZ that 25-year-old Chris is "happy" about being a father and has known Nia for several years.

It does not appear there is an official child support order in place between the pair, so they must be very good mates. Meanwhile a representative for Brown hasn't commented on the claims.

It was recently claimed Karrueche was ready to marry Chris, even if he is sent back to jail later this month after his probation was revoked in January.

A source said: "Of course she would marry Chris. There's not one man she would rather spend the rest of her life with other than Chris. She loves him that much and will be there for him no matter what happens in March. Obviously, she doesn't want him going to jail. She wants him home and in the studio so he can continue to inspire people with his music and his dancing and share his talents with the world."

The singer reportedly broke the terms of his probation - which was set when he was convicted of assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 - by not finishing his community service and leaving town without permission.

Without trying to sound like a patonrising so-n-so; hopefully parenthood will highlight life's priorities.