Troy Austin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Louis Tomlinson’s birth father, Troy Austin, has given an interview with the Daily Mirror to express his worries about his son’s future. This comes on the back of a viral video of Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik apparently smoking a joint in the back of a car in Peru.

Here’s what you need to know about Louis’ estranged father:

1. Troy is Expressed How ‘Worried’ he Is for His Son

He told the Mirror, “I’m worried for [Louis].” The 45-year-old dad told the British tabloid that in one of the last conversations he had with Louis, the One Direction star was frank about the Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle:

He said he would never get a tattoo because it was a scar and he would never smoke because it would damage his vocal cords. He’s gone the opposite way and I hope it doesn’t get worse.

Austin went on to compare his son to Amy Winehouse and Peaches Geldof.

2. Louis Was Angry at Troy’s Last Mirror Interview

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In March 2013, Troy Austin first appeared in the media, speaking to the Daily Mirror, telling them about he wanted to heal the rift in the family. He hadn’t spoken to Louis in years, until in 2011, when the two spoke about Louis’ success on The X-Factor.

Louis didn’t reciprocate Troy Austin’s feelings. After the interview went public, Louis sent a tweet saying “F**k you to ‘the mirror.’

3. Troy Said His Daughter ‘Worships’ Louis

According to Troy Austin, his 14-year-old daughter Georgia, Louis’ half-sister, is a huge One Directon fan. Speaking to the Mirror back in March 2013, Troy said his daughter “worships” Louis and the band. When seeing the band in Nottingham, England, Troy tried to get back stage to meet his son:

It was a shame we couldn’t see Louis and tell him how brilliant he was. But I know he and the rest of the lads are really busy. Georgia was gutted – she’s his half-sister after all.

I haven’t been there for most of his life, so I understand I’m not one of his main priorities.

He knows we were in the crowd and now I want to tell him what it meant to me to see him up there. I cried buckets.

I thought the best concerts I’d ever been to were U2 and The ­Waterboys, but not any more.

4. Troy Split From Louis’ Mom When Louis Was 2

Troy, like his son, is a native of Doncaster in southern Yorkshire. He split from Louis mom, Johannah Poulston, when the 1D star was just 2 years old. When growing up, Louis adopted his stepfather, Mark Tomlinson’s name.

5. The Mirror Says Troy Works as a ‘Hotel Boss’

During Troy Austin’s first interview with the Mirror in March 2013, he said he worked in construction but in this latest expose, the Mirror says he’s a “hotel boss.” On his barely active Twitter account, Troy describes himself as “Louis Tomlinson’s Biological father. Also likes a beer and a game of football.”