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Louis Tomlinson praises 'understanding' Simon Cowell

Louis Tomlinson praises 'understanding' Simon Cowell

Louis Tomlinson says Simon Cowell was "completely understanding" of One Direction's choice to go on hiatus.

The 'Night Changes' hitmaker has praised the 56-year-old music mogul for not putting any pressure on the chart-topping boy band - which also includes Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan - when they told him they wanted to take a break.

He said: "Simon was completely understanding when we told him we wanted to go on a break. Not once did he put any pressure on us. 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."

The 24-year-old singer also revealed Simon was one of the first people he told when he found out he was expecting a child, Freddie, now two months, with stylist Briana Jungwirth.

He added to Billboard magazine: "Simon is one of the first people I told about my son, Freddie. You can trust him."

Meanwhile, Louis previously revealed he wants more children in the future.

Speaking about fatherhood, he gushed: "It's great, I'm enjoying it a lot and I'd definitely like more kids but not just yet."