Thursday 18 January 2018

Niall Horan opens up about his love life: 'I’m happy to go home alone on a Saturday night, drink and watch football'

Recording artist Niall Horan arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, November 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater
Recording artist Niall Horan arrives for the 2016 American Music Awards, November 20, 2016 at the Microsoft Theater
Singer Niall Horan performs on the second night of CBS RADIO's 'SPF' concert at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. )
Singer Niall Horan performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy (centre) and singer Niall Horan (right) with Conor McGregor
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Niall Horan has opened up about his love life, saying that he's happy to stay at home alone on a Saturday night.

The One Direction star told Billboard magazine that, despite rumours he's dating Selena Gomez's best friend Courtney Barry, he is currently a single man.

"At the moment, I'm enjoying being 23. I only get one go at me twenties. I'd like to give it me best go.

"I’m happy to go home alone on a Saturday night, drink and watch football."

Singer Niall Horan performs on the second night of CBS RADIO's 'SPF' concert at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. )
Singer Niall Horan performs on the second night of CBS RADIO's 'SPF' concert at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. )

The Mullingar native said he thinks he has been in love twice, but "it could have been lust."

"I think I got a type, anyway.

"Dark hair, dark eyes. Someone I can see as a friend."

Horan, who recently released his second solo single Slow Hands, said that despite his multi-million euro fortune, his father refused his offer of buying him a country home.

Rory McIlroy (centre) and singer Niall Horan (right) with Conor McGregor
Rory McIlroy (centre) and singer Niall Horan (right) with Conor McGregor

"I always say there’s ­ignorance and there’s Irish ignorance. It’s on a ­different level," he said.

"He’ll barely take a Christmas present off me. He doesn’t want any of it. He just wants me to come visit."

It's unlikely that the singer will be returning to Mullingar anytime soon, however, thanks to his jam-packed schedule.

"I might as well not live anywhere - I’m busy all year."

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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