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Freddie Tomlinson
Information
Full name

Freddie Reign Tomlinson

Born

January 21, 2016 (age 1)

Hometown

Los Angeles, California

Family

Louis Tomlinson, father
Briana Jungwirth, mother

Freddie Reign Tomlinson is the son of Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth. He was born on January 21, 2016. He is the first child born to a member of One Direction.

Announcement

It was announced on July 14, 2015, via People Magazine, that Louis was expecting his first child with 24 year old Briana Jungwirth.[1] It is believed the pair met through a relative of Briana's who worked on the "Steal My Girl" video shoot. The pair never dated.

The first person to confirm the pregnancy was Simon Cowell.[2]

Louis confirmed the pregnancy on August 4, 2015, during a live interview with Good Morning America after the host congratulated him, stating "Thank you. It's a really exciting time, so I'm buzzing."[3]

Birth

Briana Jungwirth gave birth to Freddie Reign Tomlinson on January 21, 2016.

Louis confirmed this in the early hours of January 23, tweeting "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday. He is healthy and pretty amazing. I'm very happy!!"[4] A photo of each parent with the baby was posted to their official Instagram accounts simultaneously on January 27, 2016.[5][6]

A tweet from Louis stating "Freddie Tommo" appeared to indicate the child would take Louis's surname.

Early Life

Louis talked about Freddie for the first time live at The BRIT Awards on February 24, 2016.[7][8][9]

Louis's sisters met Freddie in April 2016.[10][11][12]

Briana and her former friend Olivia talked about Freddie during a periscope livestream on April 17, 2016.[13][14]

Louis briefly talked about Freddie with a fellow judge during his guest judging appearance on America's Got Talent on July 20, 2016 (pre-recorded May 3).[15]

As of April 2017, it has not been publicly confirmed if Louis's bandmates have met Freddie yet. Liam Payne talked about potentially meeting Freddie on February 19, 2016, stating, "I'm on my way to see him later."[16]

Niall Horan stated on June 1, 2016, that he had not met Freddie yet, stating "No, I actually haven't and that upsets me! I was talking to Louis about it. Anytime, I'm in LA I always land in the evening and then the child's already asleep. You have to see a little baby before 6 or 7 o'clock so unless I get there before then I don't get to see him, so I'm sad about that, but I'm looking forward to meeting him."[17]

Harry Styles has never publicly spoken about Freddie.

Louis celebrated Freddie's first birthday with Briana's family on January 21, 2017. Briana uploaded a short, silent video of herself and Louis presenting Freddie with a birthday cake on her Instagram account. Louis then tweeted "Had a special day today with my birthday boy. Thanks for all the lovely messages !"[18].

Controversies

Briana's family has spoken to media about their estrangement from Louis's family several times. Briana's stepfather spoke to UK tabloid The Sun in December 2015 after Louis went public with girlfriend at the time, actress Danielle Campbell, stating "Sure, I wish he stepped up and made it public that he was going to be a father to Briana's baby. Sure, I wish they grew their relationship together but he will always be the child's father. This is a difficult time for Briana. The baby should be the focus here."[19]

Briana's cousin Ashley spoke to Now Magazine in April 2016, elaborating on the continued rift between both families, stating "Yes, Louis dating Danielle did hurt us but life is life. It was just bad timing. I think Louis’s family read everything about us on the internet and think it’s all true. They definitely have the wrong interpretation of me."[20] She spoke about an incident where Louis's mother yelled "What are you doing here?" upon seeing her at a hotel. Clarke also claimed Louis sees Freddie "every day", however, this was disproven in June 2016, when Louis filed for joint custody, on the basis that he was not seeing his child often enough.[21] As of April 2017, the custody arrangement remains unknown.

Clarke was also accused of stealing a photo of a newborn baby, claiming it to be Freddie, by Louis's teenage sister Felicite Tomlinson. In February 2016, Felicite mistakenly liked a fake photo of Freddie, before revealing she had seen the photo on "Briana's family member's Facebook weeks ago". Clarke attempted to deny the claim but was caught lying in the process. Felicite maintained Clarke had stolen the photos. Felicite's boyfriend then liked a tweet claiming Clarke to be "a fake ass b***ch that wants money so you ruin lives". All tweets were then deleted and a final comment was tweeted through Felicite's Twitter account. Clarke also confirmed Felicite liked a photo on Instagram with text calling Briana a "gold digger" and questioning the paternity of the baby in early 2016, telling fans "Felicite is wrong".

Several times through 2015 and 2016, fans have caught Briana's mother and stepfather liking Instagram pictures referring to Louis as a "deadbeat dad".[22][23][24]

Custody/Child Support

Briana reportedly made several requests for child support since January 2016. One media report claimed Louis offered $8,200 and requested 50/50 custody. Briana declined both and asked for $84,000 but cut the request down to $54,000 when Louis's team declined[25]. TMZ reported Louis bought her a $1,000,000 house. On February 25, 2016, while Louis was attending The BRIT Awards, TMZ reported Briana had barred Louis from seeing Freddie.[26] She reportedly demanded Louis's girlfriend at the time, Danielle Campbell, not be allowed near Freddie[27], as Campbell was interfering with critical mother/baby bonding. This report was eventually denied online by Ashley, and TMZ appeared to recant on the report, however the exact same claims resurfaced again in June 2016. Through May/June 2016, reports suggested Louis was getting less and less visitation time.

On June 29, 2016, it was confirmed by People Magazine and E! News that Louis had filed for joint custody of Freddie.[28] Representatives for Louis declined to comment, but told media Louis has requested privacy during the oncoming legal proceedings.[29] On July 3, TMZ reported Louis no longer wanted Briana to share photos of Freddie on social media.[30] Jungwirth and her family continue to regularly post pictures and videos of Freddie to their own social media, but he now rarely appears on Tomlinson family accounts. As of February 2017, Louis and Briana's custody arrangement is currently unknown.

On July 14, 2016, paparazzi photographs were published on TMZ of Louis and Danielle at a beach with Freddie (taken on July 12). Danielle can be seen holding Freddie in several photos. A short time after the photos surfaced, Briana tweeted "You can pretend all you want but you will NEVER be my baby son's mother."[31] The pictures, and an article written about them, were deleted from TMZ. Jungwirth deleted the tweet in August.

External Links

References

  1. http://brianaxjungwirth.tumblr.com/post/133912384815/louis-and-briana-timeline
  2. http://www.sugarscape.com/lads/news/a1080030/simon-cowell-confirms-louis-tomlinson-baby/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfWSbOU8xjE
  4. https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/690859667224928256
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/BBEYEDPL4Z2/?taken-by=louist91
  6. https://www.instagram.com/p/BBEc9qxgWtt/?taken-by=brianaashleyjungwirth
  7. https://www.tumblr.com/video/littleblackdress93/139923774205/500/
  8. https://twitter.com/peony118/status/702553243898003456
  9. http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/one-direction/louis-tomlinson/news/freddie-reign-first-word-dad/#uRswHg2m7q8jhY2l.97
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/BD6b8-QOCho/
  11. http://brianaxjungwirth.tumblr.com/post/142426558400/daisytomlinsondeakin-so-pleased-to-meet-my
  12. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEHaOPyr4b_/?taken-by=louist91
  13. http://brianaxjungwirth.tumblr.com/post/142946480675/briana-and-olivias-periscope-live-stream
  14. https://www.tumblr.com/video/thelarrative/142971025777/500/
  15. https://vine.co/v/5ZVzUTOKu0r/embed/simple
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxNMP9--mks&feature=youtu.be&t=38s
  17. https://audioboom.com/boos/4635459-niall-horan-admits-he-hasn-t-met-louis-baby-son-freddie-yet/embed/v4?image_option=full&link_color=%2355ACEE&source=twitter_card&utm_campaign=detailpage&utm_content=card&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
  18. Louis Jan 21 Tweet
  19. Briana's Stepfather Sun Article
  20. Briana Jungwirth's cousin Ashley talks custody battles
  21. Louis Tomlinson, Baby Mama Custody Fight
  22. Instagram Capture
  23. Instagram Capture 2
  24. Instagram Capture
  25. InTouch Custody Battle Report
  26. Custody battle
  27. TMZ custody report
  28. TMZ: Baby Mama Keeping Me From My Son
  29. Louis Tomlinson Pleads For Privacy
  30. TMZ: My Baby Mama Needs A Muzzle
  31. https://twitter.com/realbjungwirth/status/753665574169743360

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