The 1D world exploded on Nov. 9 when a pic of Niall getting VERY close to a girl surfaced on the internet. But do Directioners need to worry about Niall’s new gal pal? Maybe not!
Niall Horan, 20, was spotted with a mystery brunette at his nephew Theo’s christening on Nov. 9, and speculation immediately arose that Niall may have been using the family gathering as a way to introduce his latest hook-up. But the One Direction member’s family is now clearing things up. On Nov. 11, Niall’s mom revealed who the lucky lady is — and why he’s “disgusted” by the rumors (and after learning the truth, you might be too).
Niall Horan On Mystery Girl: She’s My Cousin!
Well this is awkward. The cute brunette who Niall was spotted hugging at his nephew’s christening isn’t his girlfriend — she’s his cousin. Niall’s family was “shocked” after several news outlets published photos of the “couple” that had Directioners and the Horan clan feeling uneasy.
But no one was more stunned about the news than Niall’s mom, Maura Horan. “She’s a cousin from Luton who came over with her parents to be at the christening!” Maura told the Irish Independent.
The entire Horan family is mortified by the news — and in complete shock! Maura later told the newspaper that Niall’s cousin was “terrified” after the photos surfaced. As for Niall, Maura revealed he’s “disgusted” by the rumors and couldn’t believe the press would actually think he’s dating his cousin.
At least Directioners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Niall Horan On Playing The Field: I Need Help!
After getting linked to his cousin, it looks like Niall’s not quite the ladies man we thought he was. The blonde cutie even has to go to bandmate Louis Tomlinson‘s, 21, for advice when it comes to love and dating. “Louis is a good one to ask. He’s always good to talk to about girls and stuff,” Niall told Top of the Pops magazine.
That’s hard to believe, especially since Niall’s been linked to the gorgeous Ellie Goulding, 26 and X-factor hottie Demi Lovato, 21. And his bandmates even insist he’s actually the group’s secret ladykiller. Hmm, is Niall’s modesty his way of getting our attention? Because we’re totally buying it.
— Danielle Noriega