Louis Tomlinson is said to be ‘concerned’ about his sister’s new romance after finding out Lottie gave Lewis Burton £22K to pay off his debts.
A source told MailOnline Lottie, 22, paid boyfriend Lewis, 28, the lump sum in August, and has also foot the bill during expensive restaurant visits.
One Direction star Louis, 28, and his grandparents are believed to be ‘worried’ about the influencer’s new romance.
Protective: Louis Tomlinson is said to be ‘concerned’ about his sister’s new romance after finding out Lottie gave Lewis Burton £22k to pay off his debts (pictured in October 2016)
A source said: ‘Lottie paid off a debt for Lewis to the value of £22K in August, a month after they confirmed their relationship.
‘Louis has since found out, as well as Lottie’s grandparents who are worried.
‘Lottie’s twin sisters Phoebe and Daisy told their grandparents it was Lottie who paid the bill when they ate together with Lewis at London restaurant The Ivy, which caused them to worry further.’
It is understood that Louis has been in Los Angeles where his four-year-old son, Freddie, lives, throughout lockdown while Lottie resides in London.
New relationship: A source told MailOnline Lottie, 22, paid boyfriend Lewis, 28, the lump sum in August, and also foot the bill during expensive restaurant visits
Stunner: One Direction star Louis, 28, and his grandparents are believed to be ‘worried’ about the influencer’s new romance with former tennis professional Lewis
MailOnline revealed Caroline Flack’s ex-boyfriend was dating Lottie in July and the pair later confirmed their relationship by holidaying together in Ibiza.
They have since been pictured passionately kissing, as well as sharing an animated exchange, which looked like an argument.
Lewis started dating Lottie five months after Love Island host Caroline tragically took her own life aged 40.
TV presenter Caroline was charged with common assault following an alleged attack on Lewis, which took place at her London home last December.
Devastating: Former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack was in a relationship with Lewis before she tragically took her own life in February (pictured in October 2019)
In March last year, siblings Louis and Lottie lost their 18-year-old sister, Félicité, after she died from an accidental overdose.
Their mother Johannah also passed in 2016 from leukaemia at 43, with Lottie thanking her fans in July for being her ‘extended family’ and ‘support mechanism.’
According to sources, Lottie and Lewis first connected over their grief, after the former model spoke on Instagram in March of being ‘lost for words’ and ‘in so much pain’ following Caroline’s sudden death.
Since the end of lockdown Lewis has been on several holidays, including to Marbella twice with friends and a trip to Ibiza, which he enjoyed with girlfriend Lottie.
Career driven: While Louis is said to have a net worth of £45million, Lottie has found her own success with the creation of her beauty brand Tanologist and by working as an influencer
Louis is said to have a net worth of £45million, which is mostly owed to his time in One Direction, as well as his role as a judge on The X Factor.
Lottie has found her own success with the creation of her beauty brand Tanologist, as well as doing collaborations with lingerie company Boux Avenue and online retailer ASOS.
It was reported last month that Lottie had also been lined up to appear in this year’s series of I’m A Celeb, and had met on Zoom with ITV producers.
A source said: ‘Bosses are desperate to land Lottie as their ‘bikini babe’ this year, especially as she has such a young following online.’