When you’re rich and famous, people can’t help checking in onto you every minute (or even every second!). So when a fan saw One Direction’s Niall Horan seemingly kissing a girl, all hell broke loose, and everyone’s on the lookout to hear more of the story!
On Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, a certified One Directioner, @gemmaastyless, posted photos of Niall Horan and Harry Styles hanging out in a Melbourne casino while they’re in Australia for their “On the Road Again” tour. While some photos showed the guys surrounded by girls (but then again, when aren’t they?), one particular girl was later shown seemingly kissing Horan, to the outrage of many Directioners.
As expected, people have been asking around who’s the mystery girl and if she’s the new girl in Horan’s life?
According to the initial information gathered in the Twitter account, Nelissa Updates, the mystery girl’s name is Melissa Anne Whitelaw, a 21-year-old journalism student and One Direction fan from Sydney.
As for her relationship with Horan, an insider close to One Direction revealed to The Sun, as cited by SugarScape, that the two have known each other for quite some time now and are just good friends. Regarding the “kissing” photos, the source said,
“They didn’t kiss on Sunday. He was just leaning in to talk to her because of the noise in the bar,” the source clarified, as published on SugarScape.
While friendship is a perfectly acceptable reason for Horan and Whitelaw to be close to each other, some still can’t help but speculate if there is something going on between the two. Photos have emerged showing Whitelaw within One Direction’s crowd, like hanging out with the band’s hair stylist Lou Teasdale, and Louis Tomlinson’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder and sister Lottie.
Neither Horan nor Whitelaw have released any official statements regarding the photos as of now.
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