One Direction singer Niall Horan is caught in the midst of controversy due to his alleged relationship with model Jessica Serfaty.
According to a new report, Serfaty, who has been linked to a number of Hollywood’s hottest young singles in recent months, abandoned her 7-year-old son for a life of fame and fortune in Los Angeles while his father, 30-year-old Ididia Serfaty, raises the boy in Arkansas.
“She doesn’t see Roman as regularly as you’d like to hear,” Ididia told the Daily Mail on April 7. “It’s in our divorce decree that she can fly him out to California once a month as long as he’s not missing school, but what she takes is just six weeks in the summer. So she sees Roman six weeks out of every year and some Christmases. Last Christmas she didn’t see him, but she’s young. She’s probably not thinking about us.”
— News Online (@newsonline_) March 18, 2016
According to Ididia, it’s likely hard for Jessica to think of others as she attempts to build a career for herself in Hollywood.
At the end of 2015, Serfaty was linked to Joe Jonas, but by the end of January 2016, it was Justin Bieber who she surfaced with at a West Hollywood nightclub. Then, in March, Serfaty appeared to begin a relationship with Niall Horan, and the two spent a weekend together in Las Vegas. Prior to dating Serfaty, Niall Horan was linked to Selena Gomez, but their short-lived romance appeared to fizzle out sometime in December — if they were ever actually dating at all.
In March, Niall Horan and Serfaty were spotted sitting ringside at a UFC fight before traveling to a Los Angeles Galaxy match the following day.
“When I see she dated Joe Jonas or Niall I’m just indifferent. I don’t feel good or bad it’s pure indifference. It doesn’t matter to me,” Ididia insisted. “What matters to me is what she does when she has Roman for those six weeks and that she’s a good mother to him then.”
Is Niall Horan dating Joe Jonas’ America’s Next Top Model ex Jessica Serfaty?… https://t.co/H96QmThyNX pic.twitter.com/unqywdzciz
— j o e j o n a s (@joejonasnextd66) March 27, 2016
In response to Ididia’s allegations against her, Niall Horan’s rumored flame claimed she wasn’t the absentee mom she’s been painted out to be. Instead, she claims, she’s very involved and FaceTimes often with her son.
“I don’t want people to think that I’m not involved in Roman’s life when I am – very much so – I send him kid books and I buy the same ones so we can read them together on Face Time,” Serfaty explained. “Even though I don’t see Roman every day we chat, we Face Time and talk on the phone every other day.”
While Niall Horan and Serfaty, who appeared on the 2010 season of America’s Next Top Model, have been linked to one another for weeks, neither party has spoken out about their potential romance. However, there have been sources who have confirmed their alleged relationship. Along with a photo of the two of them together in Las Vegas, the Sun claimed Niall Horan and Serfaty hit it off in early March.
“[Niall Horan] and Jessica have loads in common and enjoy spending time together,” the source claimed, and citing their UFC date. “[Niall Horan] even pretended to pull a wrestling move on her for a laugh. They seemed to be getting on really well.”
In addition to Gomez and Serfaty, Niall Horan has been linked to Ellie Goulding, Louis Thompson, and Barbara Palvin in recent years.
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