One Direction?s Louis Tomlinson is asking for privacy for his baby amid his ongoing custody battle with ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth.
A rep for the 24-year-old singer shared with People that the first-time father is pleading that his son, Freddie, would be spared from the media frenzy. While he is used to getting attention as a member of One Direction, Louis Tomlinson reportedly feels ?greatly inhibited? with the paparazzi?s clamor for his 5-month-old child, saying it is ?intolerable and completely unjustifiable.?
?He wants his son to have a normal, private and protected childhood,” the spokesperson said regarding Louis Tomlinson?s baby.
The media attention has allegedly affected the crooner?s visitation time with little Freddie. The day-to-day life and outings of Louis Tomlinson?s baby have also supposedly been hampered.
“Louis appreciates, respects and values his relationship with the media and we hope he and his son are afforded the same respect on this matter,” the singer?s rep emphasized.
The statement about privacy for Louis Tomlinson?s baby came amid reports that he has filed for shared custody with the child?s mom, Briana Jungwirth. He is reportedly requesting for 50/50 physical and legal custody between them.
While the co-parents supposedly started off alright even after they separated, an insider revealed that legal matters had to be pursued because Louis Tomlinson?s ex-girlfriend allegedly began to complicate their initial custody arrangements.
The source claimed that Louis Tomlinson’s custody issues with Briana Jungwirth only emerged when the UK heartthrob started dating actress Danielle Campbell.
“When Louis started dating Danielle, Briana was upset and that’s when the drama started,” the insider alleged.
Louis Tomlinson?s baby was born in January 21 earlier this year. ?An insider shared that the child?s parents took a few days to come up with the name, with the One Direction member insisting on ?Freddie? even though Briana Jungswirth wanted something ?earthy.? The child?s name is said to be in reference to one of Louis Tomlinson?s musical idols, Freddie Mercury.