One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has shared a cute black and white pic of himself and one-month-old son Freddie Reign. In the picture, which Tomlinson captioned ‘Lad and Dad’, the 24-year-old can be seen cradling the infant, while stroking his nose.

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The pic is only the second Tomlinson has shared of his son since he arrived on January 22nd. A day after his birth, Tomlinson confirmed the happy news on twitter, writing: 'I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday.'

'He is healthy and pretty amazing, I'm very happy!!' He then followed up the post with another tweet reading, ’Daddy daddy cool' and three smiley faces.

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But while Tomlinson is adjusting to his new life as a father, Freddie’s mother, stylist Briana Jungwirth, and her family have been facing online abuse from obsessive One Direction fans which has reportedly led them to consider legal action.

A family member told the Daily Mail earlier this month: "It has been an onslaught. The fans are attacking and breaking in to our social media profiles, trying to get our passwords, [and] calling our homes at all hours of the day and night.”

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"We have tried to ignore much of it, but recently some fans have crossed the line and we have instructed attorneys to get involved. When somebody starts getting belligerent then that's when the attorneys get involved.”

Early on in her pregnancy Jungwirth made the decision to remove herself from social media due to the online abuse. 'I am just gonna disconnect my account. I am so freaking done,’ Jungwirth told her followers. ‘People pretending to be me. People calling me names' What's wrong with ya all?'