Louis Tomlinson 'Blackmailed' By His Own Father

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has had quite a week. It was recently revealed that 23-year-old Tomlinson is to become a father for the first time. The complicating factor is that neither Louis nor expectant mother Briana Jungwirth planned the pregnancy. The pregnancy is said to have resulted from a brief relationship between Tomlinson and Briana earlier this year. According to the Daily Mail, Tomlinson and Briana are working together to work out how to take their relationship forward. It seems that Louis wants to be a father to 23-year-old Briana's child.

Louis is currently in the U.S. with One Direction, who are on the latest leg of their On the Road Again world tour. Louis is reportedly spending as much time as possible between shows in L.A. with Briana as they try to plan a route through the future. As if all that wasn't complicated enough, it seems that Louis is now being held to ransom by his own father.

The Mirror reports today that Tomlinson's natural father, 46-year-old Troy Austin, is threatening to drop a "bombshell" that will tear apart Tomlinson's family if Louis continues to snub him. Louis was just 5-years-old when his parents split up, and Louis took stepfather Mark Tomlinson's name. Louis has made clear in the past that he wants nothing to do with his biological father.

Austin has previously used his Twitter account to state that he regrets leaving Louis and his mother, but it seems that any attempt to reconcile with Louis has been snubbed.

It now seems that Austin is making threats to disrupt Louis' life if he continues to snub him. According to Unreality TV, a source close to Austin has told the Sunday People that if Louis continues to snub him, Austin will make a huge revelation that will blow a hole in Tomlinson's life.

According to the Record, the source says that Austin has "told a few friends he has something which would really throw a grenade into things."

"He sees it as his final shot at getting Louis's attention, and he's said he will drop the bombshell if he feels it's the only option he's got left, even though it would come as a massive shock.

"He knows it could cause another big rift within the family but is starting to feel he has nothing left to lose."

There are no indications as to what these revelations might be, but if Austin really wants to repair his relationship with Louis, making threats does not seem to be a smart way of going about it. A cynic might think that Austin only wants to be part of Louis Tomlinson's life because he is now rich and famous.

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