Who is Niall Horan's girlfriend? Inside the singer's love life and dating history

From Hailee Steinfeld to Ariane Grande, the singer has been linked to some big names—but who is Niall Horan's girlfriend now?

Niall Horan wears a cream jacket as he attends the Capital Summertime Ball 2023 at Wembley Stadium on June 11, 2023 in London, England/ in a blue, orange and pink gradient template
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While we've sussed out Niall Horan's signature cologne (spoiler alert, it smells like a dream), fans are desperate for updates on his life, particularly in the Niall Horan girlfriend department...

Yes, much like his One Direction bandmate,  Harry Styles' dating sitch (who is rumored to be seeing actress, Taylor Russell), Niall's own relationship status has become a similarly hot topic. Especially after the singer revealed that his track 'You Could Start A Cult' is actually a homage to the woman in his life.

So, who is the Irish crooner currently dating? Here's all the latest news on his love life, plus a look at his dating history, which features some major names—many of whom you might have forgotten he was previously linked to.

Niall Horan girlfriend 2023: is the singer actually dating anyone?

So, does Niall Horan have a girlfriend? Brace yourself Niall stans, it seems the Slow Hands singer is indeed off the market and has been for a minute, actually!

Niall Horan and Amelia Woolley

Niall Horan and Amelia Woolley pose for a photo on the grid during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France.

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Niall is in a relationship with Amelia Woolley and has been since 2020. According to People, Amelia is an account manager at Budweiser Brewing Group and has previously worked at several notable fashion brands throughout her career, including Dior and Chloé.

As mentioned, the pair were first linked back in 2020, before they made their first public debut at Niall's 'Horan & Rose' charity gala in September 2021. As of yet, there isn't a ton of intel on their relationship, as they're clearly opting to keep things out of the public eye. That being said, fans have recently speculated that his latest track, 'Heaven' might have been inspired by their romance, which is adorable!

Niall himself also confirmed in June 2023, that his track 'You Could Start A Cult'—which features lines like "To wake up by your side is all I wanna do" (n'aww!)—is about Amelia.

In an interview with American DJ Zach Sang, he said she's a big fan of the song, adding: "She gets it, she likes it, she’s like, ‘it’s a big statement.’" It sure is!

Niall Horan dating history: Who has he dated in the past?

So, now that we've sussed out Niall Horan's current girlfriend sitch, what of his dating history?

Well, it turns out Niall has been linked to a number of notable names—from Ellie Goulding to Demi Lovato!

Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld (L) and Niall Horan during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Niall and Hailee dated for less than a year after first being linked together in January 2018. Amid the speculation, they seemingly confirmed their relationship in August of the same year, after they were photographed kissing while out and about in LA.

They dated for a further few months before a source then told US Weekly in December that the pair had gone their separate ways, adding: "Niall wrapped up his tour and had more free time, but Hailee’s work schedule really ramped up, so they didn’t have time for a relationship. They still have a lot of love for each other.”

Following their breakup, Niall told Fault Magazine in 2020, while discussing the inspiration for his album 'Heartbreak Weather': "I’m a bad communicator in relationships. I struggle to talk about things. I don’t like to let things build up in me and songwriting does help get it out but it can happen too late."

Niall Horan and Selena Gomez

Before his relationship with Hailee, Niall was also previously linked to Selena Gomez after the pair were reportedly spotted kissing at a party in December 2015, however Selena herself rebuffed the dating rumors.

When asked by Entertainment Tonight if they were together, Selena quipped: "Oh my god! No," before clarifying that things were just platonic between them, adding: "I love him, I always have. He's amazing."

Niall Horan and Ariana Grande

In the same year, Niall was also linked to Ariana Grande, but the 'Positions' singer shut down the rumors, telling The Sun (as per USA Today): "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall's new possible girl. I'm Ariana Grande."

Niall Horan and Barbara Palvin

In 2013, rumors started swirling that Niall and model, Barbara Palvin were dating though Barbara confirmed to Digital Spy that they were 'just friends.' 

For those who don't know, Barbara went on to date Dylan Sprouse, with the pair reportedly getting engaged in March 2023!

Niall Horan and Ellie Goulding

In 2014, Niall and singer Ellie Goulding also briefly dated, with Ellie detailing their romantic sitch to Seventeen, saying: "We’re still friends. We went on a few dates, and it was really fun. He’s a really, really lovely guy. 

"He’s got the biggest sense of humor, he’s very caring, and I see him as a genuine friend in the industry."

Niall Horan and Demi Lovato

After confessing that his celebrity crush was Demi Lovato in 2012, romance rumors of course started swirling, though Demi set the record straight in an interview with Seventeen, clarifying that they were just friends.

Demi said: "I think Niall is super, super sweet and we’ve become good friends," before adding, "He's really sweet and it's always flattering when a guy says he has a crush on you. But, I'm in a place right now where I'm not dating. I've sworn off dating for a long time."

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.