Louis Tomlinson has already posted two photos online of his newborn baby, Freddie Reign, indicating he’s been in close contact with his son since Briana Jungwirth gave birth last month (January 22). But according to recent reports, things between the two parents may not be as harmonious as they seem.

Tomlinson has allegedly hired lawyers in what may turn out to be a nasty custody battle, should a report from TMZ be correct. The site claims Jungwirth has blocked Tomlinson from seeing their son, and that she’s attempting to extort more money from the One Direction singer.

Since Freddie’s birth, Tomlinson has spent most of his time in Los Angeles, where Jungwirth currently lives with their son. He bought Jungwirth a three-bedroom home and is renting out a $21 million house in L.A. to be close to them.

In any case, the news of Jungwirth’s reported lack of cooperation is surprising, if it's true. Earlier this week, Tomlinson commented that his stint at the 2016 BRIT Awards (where One Direction won an award for British Artist Video of the Year) marked his first time away from his newborn.

“[Fatherhood] is good. It’s intense. It’s really exciting,” he said in an interview for ITV2. “This is my first time away from Freddie so it’s tough."

News of Jungwirth’s pregnancy spread quickly online after People reported the story in July. Tomlinson confirmed the pregnancy shortly after during an interview with Good Morning America, shattering the hopes and dreams of Larry stans everywhere.

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