Niall Horan and Selena Gomez raised some eyebrows when they were spotted having dinner together, alongside other friends, but the outing also prompted buzz that the two might be getting closer than they've let on.
Days after the outing, Horan, 26, was out and about doing promo for his new single, "Nice To Meet Ya," when he shared a photo of himself in front of a poster of the pop star. Now, just-released shots of Gomez, 27, heading to his Los Angeles house with a bag of groceries over the weekend have surfaced. Despite the appearance, a source close to E! News revealed that the longtime friends are doing nothing more than just spending platonic time with one another. "Selena and Niall are not dating and have been hanging out as friends," the insider shared. "They have always been good friends and have kept in touch throughout the years. They both always have been very supportive of each other's music and have talked about collaborating before."
Still, romance rumors wouldn't be out of nowhere. Back in 2015, the pair sparked rumors after an insider told Us Weekly that they were kissing in a nightclub. "Niall and Selena were seen kissing in the middle of the club, in front of everyone," the source said. Gomez denied the romance in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, debunking the rumors with one simple reply. "Oh my god! No. I love him, I always have. He’s amazing," she said in response to the buzz. Later on, in 2017, Horan described the star as "really cute."
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