Louis Tomlinson 'turns to little sister for a shoulder to cry on'

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has turned to his younger sister Lottie for emotional support after his split from Eleanor Calder.

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson has turned to his teenage sister for a shoulder to cry on following his split from Eleanor Calder.

The couple's four-year relationship ended earlier this month and Louis' younger sister Lottie - who's been touring with One Direction - has been on hand to provide emotional support for her 23-year-old sibling.

A source explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Lottie has always been close to Louis, so it's great for him to have her there while on the road.

"It's been a tough time for him, and Lottie - who was also close to Eleanor - understands him better than anyone.

"She's an aspiring make-up artist, so she's also been getting great experience on the tour with the band's hairdresser, Lou Teasdale."

Meanwhile, a source recently blamed Louis' hectic work schedule for the breakdown of his relationship.

And despite Eleanor making a 10,500-mile trip from London to Sydney, Australia, the pair were unable to reconcile their issues and decided to end their romance.

A source said: "Cracks were showing for a while. It's incredibly tough with the boys being on the road so much.

"They had a month off over Christmas but since then they have been in Australia and the Far East. It put a real strain on the relationship.

"But even after Eleanor flew out to visit Louis, they couldn't work through their differences."

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