Louis Tomlinson arrest: a timeline of the past year of the singer's life

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson Credit: Rex

As Louis Tomlinson is arrested after allegedly attacking a press photographer, we look back across the past year and a bit of the young One Direction singer's life, a period which includes the birth of a son, the tragic death of his mother Johannah Deakin and the launch of a solo career.

January 21 2016: birth of a son

Tomlinson's former partner, American Briana Jungwirth, gave birth to a baby boy in January 2016. The child was named Freddie Reign.

"I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!" Tolinson write in a Twitter post, before following up a few days later with a photograph, shown below.

December 2 2016:  solo career launch reported

In December 2016, it was reported that Louis would be joining joined other four former One Direction bandmates in taking on a solo career.

Louis Tomlinson Credit: David Fisher/REX Shutterstock
December 7 2016: his mother Johannah Deakin dies aged 42 after battling cancer

Tomlinson's mother Johannah Deakin died at the age of 42 on December 7  following a battle with leukaemia.

A statement by her husband, Dan Deakin, read: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.

“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment.

“We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”

Louis Tomlinson and mother Johannah Deakin, pictured in August 2015 Credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock
December 10 2016: stuns X Factor audience with tribute to his mother just three days after her death

Tomlinson gave an emotional performance of his debut solo single during the X Factor live final, just three days after his mother's death.

The single,  Just Hold On, was a collaboration with the American DJ Steve Aoki and released through Ultra records.

The song reached number two in the UK charts.

January 2017: splits with girlfriend Danielle Campbell

According to press reports the pair, who had been together just over a year, had an amicable split. Campbell,21, is an American actress and Disney Channel star.

Danielle Campbell in February 2017 Credit: Monica Schippe
February 2017: Tomlinson reportedly reunites with longterm former partner Eleanor Calder

Fashion blogger Calder and Tomlinson, who previously dated for three years but ended their relationship in early 2015, rekindled their romance after secretly meeting in Los Angeles, according to press reports at the time.

“They had a really special three years together and they have found it quite easy to find that spark between them again," a source told The Sun.

A statement made by Tomlinson's lawyer in March 2017 (below) confirmed that Calder is now the singer's girlfriend.

March 4 2017: arrested after allegedly attacking photographer at airport

Tomlinson, who was returning from a trip to Las Vegas with his current partner, Eleanor Calder, allegedly attacked the man in question after he reportedly refused to stop taking photographs. 

"The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis.  It's not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity," said the singer's lawyer, Martin Singer, in the statement.

"While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defence."

It was later reported that Tomlinson had been granted bail, posted at $20,000 (£16,000). A court date has been set for 29 March.

 

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