Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction fame was seen out and about on a beach trip with little Freddie Reign and current girlfriend Danielle Campbell this past Wednesday.
Entertainment outlet TMZ was the first to share images of the trio taking in the sun at a Malibu beach, but the post has since been removed, most likely at the behest of the 24-year-old father. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), other media sources were not so keen on dropping the excursion from the headlines, which led to many fans coming across the images of the threesome and sharing them all over social media.
https://t.co/jXhk9aoqCe Another self righteous idiot that would rather cause conflict than just be a parent. You bring this on yourself.
— QuesaDilla (@azdilla31) July 14, 2016
LQ: Danielle Campbell & louis Tomlinson at the beach 7/12 pic.twitter.com/16UrWFmdte
— Danielle Campbell (@DanielleCamHQ) July 14, 2016
Regardless of his best attempt to hide things, news of the outing eventually made its way to Briana Jungwirth, Freddie’s mother and a former fling of Tomlinson’s, who, in retaliation, posted an ominous message via Twitter not to the father of her baby — but to Campbell, his girlfriend.
You can pretend all you want but you will NEVER be my baby son's mother.
— Briana Jungwirth (@realbjungwirth) July 14, 2016
This current situation is just the latest chapter in the ongoing battle between Tomlinson and Jungwirth, who have been going head-to-head over Freddie’s well-being for several months. As reported here on the Inquisitr, the “What Makes You Beautiful” pop star has claimed that Jungwirth is purposefully keeping him from his child due to his relationship with Campbell, an actress who most recently appeared on The Originals. Jungwirth has countered back that Campbell is nothing more than an obsessed fan of Tomlinson’s group, and views her interactions with Freddie as being “dangerous.”
— CELEBUZZ (@CELEBUZZ) July 14, 2016
Through a statement that was obtained by People in early July, Tomlinson politely requested that the paparazzi refrain from taking pictures of his little one in order for Freddie to have as normal of a childhood as possible.
“The levels of paparazzi attention on Freddie [pose security issues and are] intolerable and completely unjustifiable,” it partially read. “Louis appreciates, respects and values his relationship with the media and we hope he and his son are afforded the same respect on this matter.”
Jungwirth ultimately followed suit with a statement of her own — this one, targeted to fans of Tomlinson who barraged her with rude insinuations and comments on social media.
“To all those who feel the need to make disparaging, hateful and inappropriate comments concerning me and my son Freddie – I am sincerely sorry that you all have chosen to focus your time and attention on my life and the life of my son,” she expressed in a note on Twitter. “I am hopeful that you all will respect my son’s privacy and find it in your hearts to discontinue the overwhelmingly inappropriate comments about me, my family and most importantly, my son Freddie.”
News of Jungwirth’s pregnancy rocked the One Direction fan base when it was initially confirmed by Tomlinson during a Good Morning America interview last August. The singer had only been five months out of a four-year relationship with university student Eleanor Calder at that time, and was nearing the start of the group’s hiatus that December. The two were not in a serious relationship when Briana discovered she was expecting, but they promised to maintain a close friendship for the sake of their then-expectant son.
Tomlinson has yet to respond to the snaps of the beach outing, or to Jungwirth’s comments regarding Campbell’s place in his son’s life.
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