Why would a baby negatively impact Liam's career?
So this will sound ‘assholey’ and ‘misogynistic’ but thats how showbiz works apparently and these are their words not mine.
Louis ‘hooked up’ with a groupie and got her pregnant. This is pretty normal for popstars. (Apparently now Bieber’s management makes the girls he sleeps with sign a NDA and take morning after pills. yikes ) Happens all the time. Media has shown repeatedly that Louis provides the child with money and support. That’s all that matters. For all concerned, B is a gold digger who hit the jackpot and Louis is doing more than enough for a surprise baby. Also Louis hasn’t hinted at a solo singer career. According to my friend Louis apparently is talking to a lot of big names in the industry but its more for behind the screens areas like brand management and producing. He obviously is interested in the EDM scene but is also interested in ‘recruiting talent’ in this area (whatever that means, I understand very little in this area). He is also actively songwriting. So his ‘child’ who he is not actively involved in his life, poses no threat to his career atm. If Louis switches to a better management team, he’s all set.
On the other hand, Liam is apparently aiming for a solo career. But its not like Justin Timberlake, but more varied music genre. Liam is collaborating with award winning producers that will bring out all aspects of his voice. His audience are going to be aimed at both teenagers and more mature audience most of who will lust after him (it is what it is). Him having a child who he is actively involved with might pose a problem. You usually do not want to desire a baby daddy. Also Cheryl, with her multiple failed relationships and a huge age difference is not good for Liam. Coz that automatically makes him a ‘boytoy’ apparently (I hate this). So people won’t take him seriously. That’s what happened to Ashton Kutcher who suddenly started being recognized as a good entrepreneur , humanitarian and a better actor the moment he separated from Demi Moore. I think that’s why Liam’s label kept him away from baby news as much as possible. Also Cheryl is apparently planning a lot of marketing with this pregnancy, she is gonna give herself an image makeover which is not great for Liam. He should be marketed as an available fun lad, not a responsible father . Atleast at the start of his career. The responsible father mode happens in your late 30s like Justin Timberlake did and increases your appeal then. So Liam’s team is trying to contain the baby news to UK as Cheryl is not known a lot in the US.