Could an Ellie Goulding and Niall Horan relationship be a real thing? When the two singers were reunited at 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball on Dec. 1, their massive smiles hinted that past feelings could be coming back!
The holidays are a great time to fall in love, and Ellie Goulding, 28, and Niall Horan, 22, might be doing so with each other! They got nice and close when posing for a pic together at Dallas’ Jingle Ball, in which Niall and Ellie are grinning from ear to ear. After being linked briefly in 2014, Ellie has admitted that the two did go out a few times — will their reuniting result in something more this time?
Before Ellie and Niall’s band One Direction took the stage at the American Airlines Center on Dec. 1, they had no problem cozying up to each other for a backstage photo together. Although there was no PDA between the two of them, they couldn’t have looked happier to be reunited. And considering the history they’ve had, it’s hard to think there’s not something brewing again with an adorable picture like that!
After facing dating rumors after Ed Sheeran hinted that his song “Don’t” was about a love triangle between him, Niall and Ellie, she came clean in an interview with Elle UK in June. Ellie denied being in a relationship with Ed, but confessed that she went “on a few dates with Niall.” While she didn’t elaborate on her dates with Niall, she certainly wasn’t afraid to admit they were an item — no wonder she’s beaming with him upon their reunion!
But even if sparks are still flying between Niall and Ellie, she’s likely not going to let things move very fast. She reportedly just split from her musician beau Dougie Pointer, as her schedule is getting crazier these days. Plus, she told Elle UK that she’d rather have people focus on her music than her boyfriends anyway!
“I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated,” she told the mag. “It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had.”
We totally hear Ellie on that, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she stays single for a while because of it. But let’s be honest, when she takes a glowing picture with Niall, it’s so hard not to ship them!
Do you think Ellie and Niall will give love a second try, HollywoodLifers? Isn’t their picture together absolutely adorable? Tell us below!