Little Freddie Tomlinson is growing up! Louis Tomlinson and his ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth welcomed their son on January 21, 2016, and One Direction fans have seen his life in pictures on social media.
The “Back to You” singer introduced his followers to Freddie a few days after the baby was born. “Meet my little lad, Freddie,” Louis captioned a black-and-white Instagram photo at the time. Since then, both Louis and Briana have shared the rare photo of Freddie online.
Louis has even gushed over his son in various interviews, telling 92.3 AMP Radio in 2017 which former One Direction bandmate he’d let babysit Freddie.
“I don’t know who I would least trust to be quite honest because, actually, all the boys are quite good with kids, honestly,” the musician shared at the time. “I’m going to go off what I’ve seen, and I’ve seen Niall [Horan] with little Theo quite a lot, which is his brother’s baby, so I’m going to go with Niall. Hopefully, he doesn’t let me down in this theoretical plan. I haven’t seen Liam [Payne] — I’m not saying he’s not great, I’m just going off what I’ve seen!”
During a 2017 interview with Billboard, Niall revealed that he has actually met Freddie a few times.
“I see Louis and little Freddie all the time,” the “Slow Hands” singer shared at the time. “He lives around the corner from me [in Los Angeles].”
Nearly a year later, while appearing on the “George Ezra & Friends” podcast in November 2018, Niall spoke further about hanging out with Louis and his son.
“Everyone is busy. I’ll see Louis this week, now that I’m here. He lives not too far away from me in LA,” the Ireland native explained. “When we’re over there, his kid’s over there as well, so that’s cool.”
Fellow former 1D member Liam, who also has a son of his own, spoke about bonding over fatherhood with Louis. The “Strip That Down” crooner and ex-girlfriend Cheryl Cole announced the birth of Bear Payne, in March 2017.
“Me and Louis speak about it quite a lot,” Liam told Access in April 2020. “He phones me up every so often. It’s great hearing from another dad who is also outside of the situation and has to go visit and go in and out [due to work]. It’s interesting hearing the dynamic of his situation. His son’s a tiny bit older than mine, so I get a lot of lessons and different things from him.”
Scroll through our gallery to see photos of Freddie over the years.
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