'There's a huge spark' - Niall Horan is 'growing close' to American actress Lily Collins
Lily Collins and Niall Horan are reportedly growing close.
After recently revealing that Collins would be his "dream celebrity date", reports of a romance are following the To The Bone star and former One Direction singer. Lily, who is the daughter of music legend Phil Collins, reportedly attended the Irish star's gig at The Troubadour in Los Angeles last month and the pair are said to be in exploring
"It's very early days, but there's a huge spark," a source close to the star told Grazia magazine. "Lily turned up with a friend to a gig he played at The Troubadour in L.A .and she was all over him after the set.
"Niall couldn't wipe the smile off his face: it was a really important night to him, and for her to be there was very special."
Eagle-eyed fans of both Niall, 24, and Lily, noticed the 28-year-old actress started following the singer on Instagram after his celebrity crush revelation, and she has been 'liking' his photos.
"Lily has been liking nearly every picture of Niall's so what I'd like to know is why haven't they started dating yet (sic)," posted one follower who is keen for the pair to get together. However, Lily is said to be a little cautious, as One Direction fans are notoriously passionate.
"Lily is worried about dating Niall because obviously the relationship would be high-profile and he has a huge fanbase," explained the source. "They're waiting to go public, but she looked positively giddy about him at his gig and everyone could see the chemistry."
Earlier this year, the Mullingar native said he was too busy for dating as she was recording and promoting his debut solo music.
"I've been so busy between studios. The album was long days, as we were recording everything live full band," he said.
"We' re talking 11-12 hour days, every day which is like work, studio, home, bed, eat, you know - I have no time for Tinder."
Niall has been linked to a host of famous ladies in the past, including Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Demi Lovato.