Louis Tomlinson turns 24 today, just in time for Christmas and for the delivery date of his baby with former fling Briana Jungwirth. The child, believed to be a girl, is due in January or February next year. Hollywood Life reports that the Calabasas stylist is feeling hurt about Louis’ decision to travel to Chicago, where he hooked up with actress Danielle Campbell. Louis left America two days ago and travelled to his hometown of Doncaster in the UK rather than travelling back to California to be with Briana as her due date moves so close.
— Never Enough (@louisboo_bear) December 24, 2015
Briana has her supporters, but many believe that Louis does not owe the stylist constant and dutiful attention throughout the holiday season — Louis and Briana are not in a relationship, and Louis Tomlinson and the rest of the One Direction guys have stated that the purpose of the hiatus is that it will allow them to “spend time with family.”
Louis is doing just that, and was even filmed playing guitar for his tiny siblings in what looks like a family sitting room in Doncaster.
Mother Johannah Deakin tweeted that she is happy to have her “biggest boy” back at home.
The Star, a paper from Louis’ hometown, has published a sweet pictorial in honor of the star’s 24th birthday, which falls on Christmas Eve. The pictorial includes some rarely-seen shots of Louis as a child, including one with sister Lottie Tomlinson as a gap-toothed toddler at a carnival, one where Louis is reading what appears to be a purple bible with a quizzical look on his face, and some shots of Louis reading local papers, including The Star, the Doncaster rag that campaigned for One Direction when the boys were competing on The X Factor.
Some very early publicity shots from the X Factor are also included. A rare chubby-faced, frizzy-haired shot of the now-very-fit Harry Styles made the cut, as did a shot of Louis holding his X-Factor competitor number, which is not quite as rare.
As Louis Tomlinson turns 24, both baby photos and adult, shirtless photos have flooded social media, as fans and casual admirers pay tribute to the sexy, soccer-loving star.
— Rechelle Joyce (@ecyojoycexx) December 24, 2015
Rather bizarrely, many of the lusty fans who posted shirtless photos tagged Louis Tomlinson’s mother, Johannah Deakin, in the shots. Are the One Direction fandom expressing their appreciation to the former midwife, who raised Louis Tomlinson and oversaw his transition from cherub to hard-bodied sex symbol?
For her part, Johannah posted an image that celebrated Louis’ growth in a lust-free fashion befitting a loving parent, captioning the split-image “24 months and 24 years”.
24 months & 24 years ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kn5ntqzJvn
— Johannah Deakin (@JohannahDarling) December 24, 2015
Louis seems happy to be back with family, and he shared a picture of himself with a tiny sibling, adding that he is “buzzing”.
Buzzing with this photo of me and the little lad! pic.twitter.com/S1bWd9k5xM
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 23, 2015
Some big companies and media outlets, such as Ticketmaster and Good Morning America, also took the time to wish Louis Tomlinson a happy birthday.
One Direction will be on hiatus for 18 months. The band’s manager Simon Cowell has questioned whether they will be back, however Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne have assured fans that they will return as a foursome.
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(Photo by AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)