Niall Horan and Selena Gomez may or may not have had a thing in 2015. They were reported to have made out at Jenna Dewan’s birthday party (“Selena seemed super into it. And Niall even more so,” a source told E! at the time), then Gomez friend-zoned him during a red carpet interview. But there’s nothing going on in 2019, Horan would like you to know.
Gomez and Horan then added a little more fuel to the fire by posting about each other on their Instagram Stories.
Horan was also asked about Gomez in two radio interviews. In October, SiriusXM asked him if he was dating her. “We’re friends,” Horan said, via PopBuzz. “We have the same group of friends,” adding, “we hang out all the time. The one photo that was ever taken got posted. We are good friends.”
He also confirmed that there was no duet coming. “No collaborations as of yet. I know she’s been doing some music too. We were just out for dinner.”
And in December, Horan made it clear that there’s no secret romance with Gomez—or any woman. During an interview with Australia’s Hit 90.9 radio, a host told him that fans asked the station to “please ask him if he has a girlfriend because we’ve been looking at him tagging Selena Gomez on Instagram. So we’re going to ask the question on behalf of the girls.”
“Do I have a girlfriend? I don’t,” Horan replied. “No, I’m very much single. Very much single.”
Horan explained he’s focused on music right now, but if something happens, something happens. “I’m focusing on the job at the minute, but I mean, it’s not like you ever go out of the way to properly look for it [a girlfriend],” he said. “If it comes to you, it comes to you. And if something falls in your way or you meet someone or whatever, then fair enough, but yes, maybe, then you just kind of see what happens.”