Everyone is curious about who Niall Horan will date next, but some of the leads about Ellie Goulding may have been deceiving. For that matter, Selena Gomez is also stating to the press that she is not going to start dating Niall Horan anytime in the near future.
Outside of his love life, Niall Horan has been defending his honor. During the summer when he was touring America with One Direction, Niall Horan had a hang out with Justin Bieber with press cameras present.
Unfortunately, the Metro reports that Niall Horan was upset that it was implied he was using hard drugs by an unnamed tabloid. Currently, Niall Horan is pressing charges against the tabloid and a judge in the U.K. says that he may have a case.
However, rumors about Niall Horan dating Ellie Goulding may not have solid evidence. Instead, it appears that Niall Horan was very happy to see Ellie Goulding at the Jingle Bell Ball in Dallas earlier in December because they were making plans to make music together.
According to J 14, insiders say that Niall Horan asked Ellie Goulding to spend the holidays with him and his family. Furthermore, the source said the following around December 8.
“Now that she’s single, he sent her the most beautiful flowers last week and is constantly chatting on the phone, chatting to her for hours at a time … I don’t think they’ll go public for a while — they want to take baby steps. They’re friends, but the fact she’s planning New Year with him says a lot.”
Adding to this, the Daily Mail states on December 11 that Ellie Goulding did two interviews but had nothing to say about a relationship with Niall Horan. Instead, she confirmed that she was writing music with Niall Horan and “He’s a good friend of mine. It goes without saying that writing a song with someone you are friends with and someone you get on with, you can’t really replace that with anything.”
As for rumors about Selena Gomez and Niall Horan dating, those rumors also do not appear to be panning out. Hollywood Life reported on December 5 that Niall Horan and Selena Gomez were seen kissing.
Nevertheless, when Selena Gomez was confronted with Niall Horan dating rumors at the Billboard Women in Music awards in NYC on December 11, she replied with “Oh my God! No!” as her final answer, according to the Daily Mail.
Regardless, J 14 points out that if Selena Gomez and Niall Horan did decide to form a romantic relationship, Harry Styles would be supportive.
In the meantime, Niall Horan fans may be worried because Harry Styles hinted at changes to the duration of their upcoming hiatus. According to Seventeen, Liam Payne recently extended the hiatus to two years, but Harry Styles claims in a recent interview that he’d rather do 18 months.
Although plans for the One Direction hiatus have not been confirmed absolutely, the immediate future for Niall Horan seems to be set in stone. For example, Niall Horan and One Direction have been receiving music awards in the U.K. and appear to be preparing for the holidays, according to the Daily Mail.
The Irish Examiner says that X Factor is going to give Niall Horan a “star-studded send-off” and that “Mariah Carey, James Corden and Will Ferrell have all recorded goodbye messages for [One Direction] as they prepare to go on hiatus next year.”
While it is unclear if Niall Horan will receive his New Year’s Eve kiss from Ellie Goulding, the Ireland Independent states that Niall Horan will be back home for Christmas and enjoying a feast of local pub food — with or without her.
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