One Direction's Niall Horan officially dating Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin

21 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Niall Horan's romance with Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin has been confirmed.

The couple have been seen together on a few occasions over the last month, but according to Niall's One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson's sister, they are now officially dating.

Writing on, 13-year-old Félicité 'Fizzy' Tomlinson said: "I haven't asked him, but when I was at 'X Factor' [USA, earlier this week] Alberto from security said Niall's girlfriend Barbara was here.

"Liam [Payne] said everyone has girlfriends here tonight except Harry [Styles] so yeah they're dating."

Earlier this month Niall, 20, introduced Hungarian-born beauty Barbara, also 20, to his bandmates - which also include Zayn Malik - at a party in London.

A source said: "The rest of the group were properly introduced to Barbara, though most of them met her briefly before. This time, though, it was as Niall's date."

The couple were also spotted cosying up on a cinema date to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

An eye-witness said: "They were laughing and joking together throughout the film, and both were dressed casually. You could tell they were comfortable in each other's company."

Before dating Barbara, Niall was linked to 'X Factor' UK contestant Tamera Foster and British reality TV star Louise Thompson.

Meanwhile, Niall plans to get "really fat" this Christmas.

The One Direction singer is taking a well-deserved break from the limelight next week and intends to undo all his personal trainer's hard work by stuffing his face with as much festive food as possible.

Speaking after their live performance on 'The X Factor' USA final last night (Dec 19), Niall joked: "I think we're all just going to go home be with our families for a little bit, eat lots of food and get really fat."

Quizzed by host Mario Lopez whether the boys had been naughty or nice for Santa this year, notorious womanizer Harry Styles - who has dated Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne and most recently Kendall Jenner in 2013 - suggested he deserved presents for his glowing behavior.

He joked: "I think I've been pretty nice this year actually, yeah."

The British boy band - who came third on the British 'X Factor' in 2010 - took to the stage to perform their new single 'Midnight Memories' and caused a frenzy amongst the female members of the audience.

The group - also formed of Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - are expected to head their separate ways this weekend to celebrate Christmas next week with their loved ones.

Niall's mother, Maura Gallagher, recently revealed: "It's always a big deal. Niall loves a family Christmas and all the food. We keep it very traditional, with turkey, ham and all the veg. I spend the day steeping the peas and mash and roast potatoes!"

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