updated - December 2, 2021 Thursday EST
First there was the Taylor Swift and Harry Styles romance, and now their besties Selena Gomez and Niall Horan have allegedly found love from each other.
A few weeks ago, there were reports that the 23-year-old singer and the 22-year-old boyband member are dating. They were even spotted packing on the PDA at the birthday party of Channing Tatum's wife Jenna.
"Niall and Selena were seen kissing in the middle of the club, in front of everyone," an eyewitness told Us Weekly. "Niall and Selena definitely seemed very close and like they were together."
However, Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend denied her romance with the One Direction member. During an interview with ET, Selena Gomez was asked if she's dating Niall Horan.
"Oh my god! No," she replied. "I love him, I always have. He's amazing."
Just a few days after the "Heart Wants What It Wants" hitmaker claimed that they are just good friends, she was spotted leaving the "X-Factor UK" afterparty with the British pop star. One Direction performed at the finals of the popular reality TV series in London and she was there to support him.
According to Hollywood Life, Selena Gomez is trying to keep her relationship with Niall Horan on the down low which could be the reason why she decided to deny that they are dating.
"Selena is savoring what she has with Niall because this is the first time she's felt this way about someone in a really long time," an insider revealed. "What she has with him is sacred and she will do whatever she can to protect it."
The brunette beauty may be scared that her relationship will end up quick just like what happened to Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. Despite the bitter breakup between the 26-year-old singer and the 21-year-old British heartthrob, they are reportedly happy for their friends.
"Harry thinks she's a super sweet person and he's glad that their friendship blossomed into something romantic," an insider told Hollywood Life. "He thinks they're a great match and is pleased that Niall has found someone that makes him so happy."
The "Bad Blood" hitmaker is also happy for the rumored couple and she would rather deal with bumping into her ex-boyfriend than see her BFF get back to Justin Bieber.
"Taylor is over the moon about Selena and Niall," an insider told Hollywood Life. "She always knew they would be a match made in heaven."
The rift between Taylor Swift and Harry Styles could probably end now that their friends Selena Gomez and Niall Horan are reportedly dating.
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