They're said to have met last weekend
Niall Horan's the latest One Direction lad to find himself covered in girlfriend rumours, after he met up with Ali McGinley while taking a break from One Direction to visit his hometown of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, over the weekend.
The pair spent a lot of time together and were pictured cuddled up in a chair, and in another photo Niall kissed her on the cheek. Isn’t that sweet?!
Although neither of them have confirmed any kind of relationship, they definitely look pretty cosy in these pics.
In response to speculation about their relationship on Twitter, Ali tweeted: ‘He genuinely may be one of the nicest men I've ever met. We're close.’
Later, Ali took to her Tumblr page to answer questions from One Direction fans.
When asked on Tumblr whether she is dating Niall, Ali said: ‘I can confirm that we’re both happy campers, nothing less nothing more x.’
They come from the same town, but are said to have only met recently.
A source told the Irish Sun: ‘Ali and Niall are from the same town but didn’t really know one another until a few months ago.
‘Ali attends school in Alexandra College in Dublin and wouldn’t have known Niall from when they were younger.
‘He thinks she is gorgeous and she is pretty sweet on him too but Niall’s schedule means it would be pretty hard to have a relationship with anyone.’