Did One Direction’s Niall Horan just get dumped by Selena Gomez? It sure looks that way. After the couple were spotted together a number of times throughout the last several weeks of 2015, the new year appears to have brought a new man into the life of Gomez, leaving the One Direction crooner suddenly single.
On January 20, Goss.ie reported news of the One Direction star’s split, noting Gomez had fueled rumors of a romance with Krost in November of last year, prior to seemingly going public with Horan. Then, earlier this week, Gomez was seen holding hands with Krost after the two wrapped up a romantic dinner at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
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During Gomez’ brief rendezvous with Horan weeks ago, the two were spotted kissing at the birthday party of Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and around the same time, Gomez flew to London to support Horan at a One Direction show. Then, weeks later, a source told Hollywood Life that Gomez’s refusal to commit to a serious relationship with her One Direction flame had led them to call it quits — at least for the time being.
“Selena doesn’t want to commit to a relationship and Niall doesn’t want to rush her or force her into anything. He doesn’t want to give her an ultimatum because he really likes her,” a source told the outlet earlier this month. “Niall is really taking things very well and believing it will all work out to his advantage in the long run. So they are not dating right now, but it is certainly not out of the woods in the future.”
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In a second report by Hollywood Life, a source added that the One Direction star was staying hopeful for a reunion with Gomez despite their relationship coming to an end so quickly.
“If it can only be a friendship right now he is happy with that moving forward. Niall believes that something can happen with Selena once they have better schedules to see each other more often,” the source explained.
Prior to going public with the One Direction singer at the end of last year, Gomez was spotted with on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. After being serenaded by the singer, Gomez and Bieber were spotted walking around in Los Angeles, but while their time together seemed to hint that they would soon reconcile, Gomez ultimately began seeing Horan, and Bieber began dating Hailey Baldwin.
Gomez and Bieber have made a habit of getting back together every so often, so typically, when fans noted their reunion, it was only a matter of time before they began dating once again. However, this time around, things were much different. Once Gomez was seen with the One Direction crooner, it appeared initially that the 23-year-old was ready to go public with a new celebrity romance. Either way, she’s now with Krost, a close friend of Gigi Hadid.
While not much is known about Krost thus far, he seems to run in the same circles as Gomez, Hadid, and other members of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Oddly, Gomez and the Jenner girls were said to be feuding years ago due to their closeness with Bieber, but that no longer appears to be the case.
Prior to his reported romance with Gomez, One Direction’s Horan was linked to Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin and singer Ellie Golding.
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