Louis Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991, in the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. His parents, Johannah and Troy Austin, divorced when he was young, and he took his stepfather Mark Tomlinson’s last name as his own. Tomlinson has five younger stepsisters: Georgia, Charlotte, Félicité and twins Daisy and Phoebe. His mother and stepfather later divorced. In 2014, Tomlinson’s family grew with the arrival of two half-siblings. His mother welcomed another set of twins, Ernest and Doris, with current husband Daniel Deakin.
In April 2015, it was announced Louis would be starting his own record label, an imprint of Simon Cowell’s Syco label. Louis said of the business venture: “To be given the opportunity to potentially give new artists a platform is an incredible feeling. I hope to sign some really exciting new artists down the line”. It was also announced that he had signed former X-Factor contestant Jack Walton. Through 2016, Louis began preparing to launch an as yet unnamed pop-punk girl band, and cross-promoted English independent group High Tyde.