Selena Gomez & Niall Horan Split? Why The Pair Have ‘Cooled’ Off Their Romance — For Now

Have things completely fizzled between Selena Gomez and Niall Horan? The fling between the popstars may be winding down, much to the dismay of their fans. Get the EXCLUSIVE details on what happened here! It's been a while since we've seen Selena Gomez, 23, and Niall Horan, 22, hanging out together, and it may just mean exactly what we would hope it doesn't: Their spark has faded. After a fun couple of flirty months, Niall and Sel are apparently back to just being friends. So what caused them to cool off?

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“The reason why everything cooled was because Selena didn’t want to take anything further. Niall really was happy when they hooked up but now realizes it was a drunk hookup night that didn’t do anything more because Selena didn’t want it,” a source revealed to EXCLUSIVELY. “He would have liked it to have been something but now that time has passed he realizes a relationship with Selena will never happen. And being her friend is an OK landing spot. He is not heartbroken, just disappointed that it never had the chance to be more.” To hear more about Selena and Justin, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!

Aww, Niall! If the One Direction cutie had his way, we’d probably be shipping him and Selena even more than we were when they were first rumored to be dating. We’re glad to hear that Niall is cool with the idea of keeping things platonic, but it’s never easy to face rejection from someone you’re so smitten with!

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Then again, Selena has made it pretty clear in the last month that she’s not particularly interested in anything romantic with Niall. First and foremost, another insider told us that Sel was refusing to commit to anything beyond friendship with Niall. Then right after the holidays, Selena was spotted getting awfully cozy with Samuel Krost, whom she was romantically linked to just before hooking up with Niall — so he can’t really say he didn’t see the rejection coming!

And besides, it’s not like Selena wants to totally cut Niall off. In fact, that’s the last thing she’d want! Selena’s biggest concern with dating Niall is that it would ruin their friendship, and judging by the way Niall feels, we’re sure that’s the last thing he would want to happen! 

As much as we would love to see Niall and Selena together romantically, at least we can still count on them hanging out as friends. But if Niall’s feelings don’t fade, you never know…Selena could change her mind at some point. After all, how could you deny such a cute Irish boy?!

Are you surprised that Selena didn’t want to date Niall, HollywoodLifers? Do you think she might change her mind? Tell us below!