Saturday 24 February 2018

Is this Niall Horan's latest love interest? Brazilian singer sparks online frenzy

Anitta shared this snap of her and Niall on her Instagram
Anitta shared this snap of her and Niall on her Instagram
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

From Victoria’s Secret models to Disney Channel starlets; a bevy of beauties continue to fall for the charms of Niall Horan.

The latest woman to be linked to the Mullingar man is Brazilian singer Larissa de Macedo Machado.

Larissa is better known by her stage name Anitta and is a massive star in her native Brazil.

One Direction played Brazil as part of the South American leg of their world tour.

Anitta was invited to a roof-top after party by the chart toppers at the luxury five-star Fasano Hotel where they were staying.

Anitta, a Rio de Janeiro native is a celebrity in her own right with her debut album debuting at number one on Brazil’s Billboard Hot 100 charts last summer.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 26: Brazilian singer Anitta performs during the opening ceremony of the World Judo Championships at the Maracanazinho gymnasium on August 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

She also boasts two million followers on Instagram and more than 60 million views on YouTube.

Speculation about Niall and Anitta went into overdrive after she posted images on the photo sharing platform Instagram.

The first photo shows the singer and Harry Styles gazing at each other with mischievous grins. 

A video posted soon after shows Anitta and Niall Horan shouting and laughing into the camera.

The accompanying caption reads “Crying laughing at @ niallhoran ur the funniest guy in the world.”

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Following this social media flirting, Anitta was spied watching the One Direction concert from a VIP section at the side of the stage.

One Direction have amassed a global following since they appeared on the X Factor in 2010.

Despite Niall’s high profile, he keeps his love life under wraps despite the paparazzi following the band’s every move.

He has previously been linked to Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, Disney star and former girlfriend of Justin Bieber Selena Gomez, singer Ellie Goulding and Irish model Zoe Whelan (19).

Niall once memorably said, “Being single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong enough to wait for the right person.”

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 26: Brazilian singer Anitta performs during the opening ceremony of the World Judo Championships at the Maracanazinho gymnasium on August 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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