Going from a lusted after superstar to a daddy in a matter of months is a pretty big deal, especially if you're Louis Tomlinson and have the paparazzi following you around 25/8.
After Lou hung up his microphone and started changing nappies, he's had a real hard time. Especially with the paparazzi.
He's continuously thrown fire in their direction, and he isn't quitting now; in fact he's officially asked for privacy and respect during the epic custody battle with baby mama Briana Jungwirth which is currently unfolding.
In a statement released from his official rep and obtained by People, Louis says he's concerned all the media attention surrounding Freddie might affect his right to a "normal, protected and private childhood."
The thought of baby Freddie not having daddy-Lou around much as he grows up seriously concerns us - it lessens the chance of him having an adorable Doncaster accent. That is pure criminal.
Briana has released her ~own~ statement on her Instagram, seriously shutting down internet trolls for saying negative things about her bub.
The media frenzy is also causing major problems for Louis himself, affecting his chances of gaining more visitation to his lil bub due to this lack of privacy.
"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," his rep wrote in the statement.
Just let him live for a bit, K?