Women in Music 2019

Louis Tomlinson Says Simon Cowell Was One of the First People He Told About His Son

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Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell at the judges homes on The X Factor UK

In January, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson became a father. 

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And the singer reveals that Simon Cowell was among those whom he initially told about expecting a baby with ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth. "Simon is one of the first people I told about my son, Freddie. You can trust him," Tomlinson tells Billboard in a new cover story about Cowell 


Meet my little lad, Freddie --

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And despite the music and TV mogul's reputation for an acerbic tongue and no-holds-barred personality, Cowell has been a nurturing mentor to One Direction, especially when the band informed him they wanted to take a somewhat uncertain hiatus

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“Simon was completely understanding when we told him we wanted to go on a break. Not once did he put any pressure on us,” Tomlinson says. “Most people would’ve tried to give us at least a nudge. But he didn’t. That’s a real reflection of his character. Once you get to know him, he’s lovely and kind.”

To read Simon Cowell's full Billboard cover story with more on One Direction's future plans, click here

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