Louis Tomlinson has been spotted pushing a stroller around Los Angeles. One Direction star Louis, who is reported to have become a father back in January, surprised onlookers as he wandered around looking relaxed. It was the first time that Tomlinson has been spotted alone with baby Freddie Tomlinson. Louis is reportedly battling to finalize a custody arrangement with the mother of the baby, Briana Jungwirth. It was widely reported last month that Tomlinson was stopped from seeing Freddie as she tried to secure a bigger payday from Louis.
According to the Daily Mail, Tomlinson was accompanied by his friend Oli and a bodyguard as he took Freddie for a walk in the spring sunshine. As usual, when he is relaxing, Louis looked like a poster boy for sportswear giant Adidas as he enjoyed the walk with his son.
when louis tomlinson walks past you pic.twitter.com/UrxuiJmYci
— britney 7 (@unlostirwin) March 25, 2016
As reported by the Inquisitr yesterday, many One Direction fans were somewhat disappointed yesterday when Tomlinson shared his admiration for Simon Cowell. Louis also revealed that Cowell was one of the first people he informed about the news that he was to become the first One Direction parent. Fans had been hoping that Louis and the rest of One Direction would distance themselves from the current One Direction management team and Simon Cowell.
— Louise (@MaxLou7) March 25, 2016
With Tomlinson’s comments yesterday and the business relationships between Louis and Simon, a breakaway is looking increasingly unlikely.
“Simon was completely understanding when we told him we wanted to go on a break. Not once did he put any pressure on us. Most people would’ve tried to give us at least a nudge. But he didn’t. That’s a real reflection of his character. Once you get to know him, he’s lovely and kind.”
Many of Tomlinson’s fans are disappointed with Louis’ comments in Billboard, especially as he went on to say that Cowell is “[s]omeone you can trust.”
Many of Tomlinson’s fans have a bigger issue to worry them today, as the Mirror reports that Cowell told Billboard that One Direction’s hiatus could be a permanent split after all.
Tomlinson and the rest of One Direction have reassured fans on numerous occasions that their split is a temporary one, but Cowell has cast doubt on that assertion on a number of occasions. This time around, Cowell was more direct in his comments as he revealed that he is unsure whether or not Tomlinson and his pals have gone their own way for good.
“I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a break-up, to be honest. In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”
In reality, one Direction fans will focus on the fact that Cowell did not state that Louis and the boys are finished. Fans will be hoping that when Tomlinson and the others have had some time apart to relax and pursue their own projects, they will be keen to reform and create more music.
One Direction split bombshell https://t.co/lwpT2zpeGM
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) March 24, 2016
The Sun reports that Cowell’s comments have lead to U.K. bookmakers slashing the odds on the break being a permanent one. A spokesperson for Bookmaker’s Coral confirmed that they had slashed the odds of a permanent split from five-to-one to even money.
“There has been a flurry of bets on One Direction’s break being permanent which has forced us to slash the odds.”
Being a fan of Louis Tomlinson and One Direction has never been easy. There are so many conflicting stories and rumors surrounding the band that fans have learned never to believe anything unless it comes directly out of the mouths of Tomlinson or his bandmates. Even then, many fans are skeptical because they firmly believe that Louis and his pals are forced to say things that are not true by their management.
The world of One Direction is indeed a crazy one, and fans are desperate to see Louis and his bandmates break free from the hype and be themselves.
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