Sunday 22 April 2018

Niall Horan's mum reveals she hasn't seen superstar son since Christmas

Niall Horan, with mum Maura
Niall Horan, with mum Maura
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Niall Horan's mother has revealed she hasn't seen her son since dinner on Christmas Day,

Maura Gallagher, the proud mum of the One Direction superstar, who is beginning a three-night stint at Croke Park tomorrow night with his band, said her son's busy schedule prevents her from keeping regular contact with him.

"I had him for dinner on Christmas day and haven't seen him since," she told the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One.

"I'll definitely see him on stage, I'm guaranteed that!"

The Horan family will be attending all three performances  due to the "special" nature of the gig as it's his official return to Croker for the first time since first auditioning for the X Factor four years ago.

"This is a very special weekend in Niall's life and our lives. I was there four years ago [when he auditioned for X Factor] and this will be my return visit to Croke Park... and what a difference

Niall Horan with his mum and dad

"What a stage for him to come home to. He's been around the world in every country but there's something about home and Croke Park.

"This is the big one and I'm sure he will be proud and emotional coming out on that stage," she added.

Maura explained that she can rest easy knowing her youngest son is in good hands with his management and bandmates.

"Niall is the one on this fantastic journey and we support him as best we can. My feet are well on the ground and I find it tough at times because of the enormity of it - that can be hard to take in at times as a parent. But I couldn't wish for a better team of people for Niall to be with.

"You never have to worry - how he is, is he safe, etc. I know Niall will never be alone when he's away with those lads."

Niall Horan with mum Maura Gallagher and partner Chris

Irish Independent

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