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Selena Gomez, Niall Horan dating? PDA reports point to yes

Selena Gomez, Niall Horan

Singer Selena Gomez and One Direction’s Niall Horan are reportedly dating.

(Photographs by Rich Fury / Invision/Associated Press)

Selena Gomez and Niall Horan keep fueling the relationship rumors.

The purported couple-in-the-making had the gossips spouting new-couple alerts on Monday following a hang-out session that reportedly involved a make-out session.

The “Same Old Love” singer, 23, and the One Direction crooner, 22, got together Friday at “Supergirl” actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s star-studded 35th birthday bash at Bootsy Bellows in L.A., according to Us Weekly, which reported that they were seen kissing in front of everyone, in the middle of the club. 

Sources told the mag that the two spent the entire evening together and left together at the end of the night -- and said she “grabbed his arm on the way out and held on to it.”


Eyewitnesses also told E! News that the two had been dancing close together all night, kissing on the lips and hugging a lot.

Sounds like the trappings of a budding romance.

Gomez, who teased to her scantily clad “Hands to Myself” music video Monday, is the latest member of Taylor Swift’s famous squad to be linked to a One Direction singer: Gigi Hadid is reportedly dating former member Zayn Malik, and a few years back, Swift herself notoriously dated Harry Styles.

Also, on Friday, Horan and Gomez performed at 102.7’s Jingle Ball at Staples Center, and Horan reportedly stayed late to see Gomez’s set before they left the event together, E! said.


The musicians have been friends for years and sparked dating rumors last month after they caught up at an American Music Awards after-party and then grabbed dinner at Nobu the following night -- a meal that included several other people and a seating arrangement that had the pair on opposite ends of the table, according to TMZ. Still, there’s been no official word from either of their camps on their relationship status.

Incidentally, all this has been happening while Gomez’s ex, singer Justin Bieber, has been cryptically professing his love to the “Spring Breakers” star.

The Biebs serenaded Gomez with “My Girl” at a hotel bar last month. But even more recently, the “Sorry” singer posted two throwback photos with his ex. One that featured the former couple in August 2014 riding an ATV came last week, and another came Saturday when he shared a 2012 photo of them walking while holding hands at the Los Angeles premiere of her film “Hotel Transylvania.”

“Crazy throwback,” he captioned the latter snapshot.

Neither Bieber nor Gomez have commented on their relationship status either, but the two at least appear to be on friendly terms. 

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