Doting father Louis Tomlinson enjoys 'lad and dad' bonding time with son Freddie

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Louis Tomlinson is a natural. Less than a month after the One Direction singer became a father, the 24-year-old has shown that he has had no problems adjusting to his new role as a dad.

On Friday evening, the That’s What Makes You Beautiful singer uploaded an adorable photo of him cradling his three-week-old son Freddie Reign, on his Instagram for his 8.2M followers.

Lad and Dad

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In the photo, captioned "Lad and dad", Louis shows off his impressive tattoo collection and as he gently caresses his son’s face. Young Freddie appears calm and relaxed swaddled in a cream blanket as he stares lovingly up at his father.

Freddie’s mother and Louis former flame, Briana Jungwirth, has also been uploading pictures of her little man. On Valentine’s day the 24-year-old took to her Instagram page to express her love for her newborn son. "Couldn’t have asked for a better valentine," gushed the stylist.

1/21/16. Freddie Reign. Love of my life💙

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Despite not being in a relationship, Louis, is determined to be as involved as possible in Freddie and Briana’s lives. "He is doing everything he can to provide for mother and baby," a source told The Sun. "He's very wealthy but is still being hugely generous in the amount he is giving… He's taking being a dad very seriously."

Over half of the money will reportedly go on a £4,200 a month rent for a four-bedroom house in Calabasas where Briana can live with Freddie. Louis himself has relocated from the UK to Los Angeles to be close to the mother of his child and his son. The singer is renting his own home nearby so he can be called upon whenever needed.

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