Niall Horan has been caught up in Olympic fever over the past few weeks, culminating in a performance with One Direction at last night’s closing ceremony. But with London 2012 now over, what does young Mr Horan have to look forward to now? Only a date with Demi Lovato at the VMAs!
For months, a beautiful friendship has been blossoming between the 1D star and Disney princess, via the powers of Skype, but they are set to come face to face (and hopefully lip to lip) at the MTV VMAs on September 6.
Demi confirmed the date during a recent interview with Seventeen magazine. When asked is she plans to catch up with Niall at the glitzy bash, the gorgeous 19-year-old said: "Yeah, I would love to! I'm just so busy because I'm still performing shows on the weekends, but hopefully I'll have time."
Niall previously admitted the American X Factor judge was his dream girl and it seems the feeling is mutual, as Demi said: “I think Niall is super, super sweet and we've become good friends. I get what it's like to be in the spotlight since I've grown up in it.
“I want to introduce all the One Direction guys to the United States, but especially Niall because he hasn't been here that much. I want to make sure he — or any of them really, I just don't know the other guys as well — has someone to hang out with in the States.”
As the only single member of 1D at the moment, could Niall finally be about to settle down with darling Demi?
Well, she hasn’t ruled out romance in the future but, for now, insists she is happy being an “independent woman.”
Niall’s going to have to use all his Irish charm to persuade Demi she’s his One true love, when they catch up next month.
Even Niall’s big brother Greg thinks Demi would be the perfect girl for his little bro, recently telling Heat magazine: “Niall would like a girl like that. A girl that deep down, really, really understands the life.
“What the boys go through, nobody else can understand. They’d be good for each other.”