One Direction's Louis given 'minder' following cannabis video controversy
Published 03/06/2014 | 07:05
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has reportedly been given a minder.
Last week MailOnline posted a video that seemingly showed Louis and fellow bandmate Zayn Malik smoking marijuana while in Peru.
Since the footage was released the band has been receiving backlash from fans and critics, and reports have emerged Louis’ girlfriend Eleanor Calder will be by her boyfriend’s side for the remainder of their Where We Are Tour to ensure he stays out of trouble.
“There will be sighs of relief all round at this news,” a source told British newspaper The Sun.
“Eleanor is a great influence on Louis, he’s always just so much happier when she’s around.
“They are joined at the hip whenever she comes on tour.”
It is rumoured Louis is also planning on buying his favourite football club, the Doncaster Rovers.
Apparently the release of the marijuana video may have compromised the strength of his buying bid.
“The timing of the Peru video has really upset him because he doesn’t want anything to jeopardise the deal, which is very commercially sensitive and worth a seven-figure sum," the source revealed to the outlet previously.
Louis is reportedly working with John Ryan on the business deal, a former owner of the club who sold it to a group called Keepmoat.
Tycoon John still retains a quarter share but with Louis' help will buy the football team outright, with both men acting as co-chairmen.
“John is the business brains. He’s incredibly experienced and Louis is learning so much from him. They want the deal to go through by July in time for the start of the new season. It’s at an advanced stage," the insider said.
“He and John have very ambitious plans for the club. They want to get back to the Championship within a year and into the Premiership within three years.”