Briana Jungwirth, who got pregnant after a short fling with Louis Tomlinson in the spring of 2015, is reportedly requiring more money of the One Direction star as a condition for him to see their month-old son, Freddie. With a custody battle shaping between the estranged parents, she is demanding more child support on top of the three-bedroom home in Calabasas, that Tomlinson has already provided for her.
According to International Business Times, it is not the first time child support has been an issue for Briana, 23, and Louis, 24. After Freddie Reign’s birth on January 21, 2016, Jungwirth reportedly sought something like $600,000 a year in support from Tomlinson in addition to the house. Meanwhile, Tomlinson is settled in a Los Angeles mansion so that he can be close to his son.
To complicate her predicament, a social media dust-up between Briana and some of her critics has erupted in the wake of her posting a new photo with infant Freddie Reign. One Direction fans have been circulating insinuations that Jungwirth staged her photo with someone else’s baby. She fired back on Instagram.
“2:26 PM – 22 Feb 2016
@brianajfans To create such a disgusting lie and to stir up so much trouble is unacceptable. I’ve never stolen any photo. It’s sickening how I’ve been treated throughout my pregnancy and now. I’m tired of the bullying and harassment. I have a newborn son; this is a sensitive part of my life where I should be enjoying every minute. Think about it, how would you feel? Those of you trying to take away my happiness, I won’t let you, but do not bring other innocent mother’s into this.”
According to Hollywood Life, Louis has hired a lawyer for a legal challenge against Briana putting his custodial rights on hold until he comes up with the cash. Though the One Direction singer has gone so far as to give the baby mama and Freddie their three-bedroom home so that he can visit from his rental mansion close-by, she seems to see things differently. And Tomlinson has shown signs of getting ready to fight Jungwirth for father-and-son time by way of a court order.
While away from L.A. and Briana Jungwirth to attend the BRIT Awards in London on February 24, Louis shared his fatherhood experience with the press. In the company of band-mate Liam Payne, Tomlinson spoke of his relationship with his son.
“It’s intense, but it’s great. It’s really exciting, obviously.”
According to New York Daily News, Tomlinson whose expenses include Briana’s Calabasas nest and his own $21 million rental mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly views the co-parenting arrangement negatively. The online consensus is that he sees Jungwirth using baby Freddie as leverage for more monetary support.
The One Direction pop singer and songwriter is expected to claim more custody rights from Briana. His widely followed actions are consistent with getting ready to engage Jungwirth in a clash of wills to gain access to his son.
Tomlinson is currently dating Disney Channel star Danielle Campbell, 21, an American actress popularly known for playing Jessica Olson in the Disney Channel Original Movie Star Struck, and Simone Daniels in the Disney film Prom. Sightings of the two celebrities together have proven that he has widened the gap between himself and his baby mama Briana Jungwirth.
Meanwhile, the baby registered as “Freddie Reign Tomlinson” and paternity-tested to be truly the boy-band member’s offspring, is growing up in the comfort of his Calabasas home. Whether they like it or not, Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth have their “bundle of joy” to pass back and forth between them.
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