Monday 16 July 2018

'There's a huge spark' - Niall Horan is 'growing close' to American actress Lily Collins

Lily Collins, left, and Niall Horan, right
Lily Collins, left, and Niall Horan, right
Overshadowed comes three months after Netflix released To The Bone, a film starring Lily Collins (pictured) that generated plenty of buzz among teens and tweens.
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Lily Collins attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Lily Collins attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Niall Horan attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Niall Horan attends the Barclaycard Exclusive British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Barclaycard)
Niall Horan attends the Barclaycard Exclusive British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Barclaycard)
Lily Collins attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actress Lily Collins poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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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

Actress Lily Collins poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Actress Lily Collins poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

"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.

Niall Horan attends the Barclaycard Exclusive British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Barclaycard)
Niall Horan attends the Barclaycard Exclusive British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Barclaycard)

"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.

Lily Collins attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Lily Collins attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"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.

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