Niall Horan has been surprisingly absent while the rest of One Direction is converging in Los Angeles. However, it turns out that Niall Horan may be in Southeast Asia on vacation, if foreign news agencies are being interpreted properly.
As it appears, Niall Horan was in the Philippines in the week before Valentine’s Day, and it is now rumored that he has traveled to Vietnam. Nevertheless, Niall Horan has the appearance of still being around.
For example, Niall Horan has been on TV with late night comedy host Jimmy Kimmel, according to UnReality TV. In a skit about “mean tweets” posted on February 15, Niall Horan had the honor of reading the following.
“Don’t understand the world’s obsession with One Direction. What is attractive about little boys with gross hair and skinny jeans?”
Regardless, Niall Horan was missed at the Grammys on February 15, but it does not mean he was forgotten. For instance, Twist Magazine writes that Brooklyn Beckham dressed as an unusual combination of Zayn Malik and Niall Horan.
Of course, Niall Horan could be avoiding the Grammys in order to side-step bad press with some of his rumored lady crushes. For example, the headlines after the first of the year have been jam-packed with Niall Horan and Selena Gomez references — despite the fact that she has repeatedly stated that she is not interested in Niall Horan.
Movie News Guide writes on February 14 that fans are still confused about Niall Horan and Selena Gomez as a couple, but Selena stated in late November 2015 that “I feel like I look 16 sometimes, which is a bummer because I would love to date older guys,” according to People.
Other romantic awkwardness for Niall Horan could include the fact that Ellie Goulding might be single again but hanging out with her ex. Although she allegedly broke up with Dougie Poynter and was leaning in on Niall Horan a couple of months ago, they got back together — and immediately took a break.
Despite this, Romper reports on February 15 that the Grammys could have been awkward for Niall Horan since Ellie Goulding was hanging out with Dougie Poynter during the event.
For now, what fans do know about Niall Horan is that he is probably not in Los Angeles and rumors have placed his location in the Philippines. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Niall Horan was spotted at a local airport — but the photographs posted online were fakes.
Currently, Melty Fan Italia is reporting that Niall Horan is rumored to be in Vietnam as of February 16, but no official confirmation has been made.
Adding to this, Mein Bezirk writes February 16 that the source of many of these Niall Horan travel rumors is the Twitter account @WW1DUpdates.
Will Niall Horan fans get a chance to get him back in the United States, and will Louis Tomlinson’s baby meet Uncle Niall soon? As it seems, there is an instance that might draw Niall Horan back to Los Angeles — and it is kid-related.
Fan 2 France notes that Niall Horan and One Direction will possibly be part of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 16. Billboard reported that this year’s event will be hosted in Los Angeles by Blake Shelton.
Naturally, Niall Horan may want to go back to Los Angeles in the near future to hang out with his golfing buddies like Robbie Keane. Irish Examiner noted that Keane and his son recently had to go to the Grammys without Niall Horan, but there is a strong probability that Niall will return to L.A. with Keane particularly in mind.
On top of vacationing, Niall Horan’s other major interest for his One Direction hiatus is running his new golf management agency — and the location is still to be announced.
In addition to coming back to America to accept awards, Niall Horan may also be arriving in Augusta, Georgia, around April 4 for the start of the golf Masters tournament series.
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