Niall's 'mystery woman' only his cousin, reveals 1D star's mum

Kirsty Blake Knox

DIRECTIONERS can breathe a sigh of relief – Niall Horan is still "single as a Pringle".

Speculation over his relationship status arose at the weekend after he arrived at the christening of his nephew, Theo, with a mystery brunette from London.

But Niall's mum, Maura, has confirmed she is, in fact, a relative.


Maura said the family were stunned by rumours that Niall had a mystery date.

"She's just a cousin from Luton who came over with her parents to be at the christening," she said.

"She was absolutely horrified when there were pictures taken of her, and Niall was disgusted."

Aside from that episode, the One Direction star appeared to have a wonderful weekend back in his hometown of Mullingar – the proud uncle posted a snap of himself and Theo together this morning.

"Last time I seen this little man he was four weeks old! He is the best baby ever," he said.

On the day of the christening, the Kiss You singer asked fans to give him some space so he could catch up with his loved ones.

"Haven't seen my family in four months! Would be soo grateful if I could spend some quality time with them! Appreciate your respect!" he wrote on Twitter.

Niall had a minder with him as he arrived at St Michael's Church in Castletown Geoghegan.


The star and his bandmates returned to London last week after their global Take Me Home tour came to an end.

And after all that jet-setting, Niall was keen to get some R&R.

He posted a video of his cousins playing the piano, had a few drinks at his local pub, Paddy Byrne's, on Saturday and watched the football with his brother, Greg.