Melissa Whitelaw lands London modelling contract 'to be closer' to boyfriend Niall Horan
It looks like things are getting serious between Niall Horan and Melissa Whitelaw.
The One Direction has been seeing the Australian model for nearly two months and it's reported that she's eyeing up a move to London in order to be closer to her new beau.
The Sydney-based model and university student has just landed a contract with MiLK management, sparking speculation she's planning a 10,000 mile move as her romance heats up with the Mullingar native.
The pair were first linked in February during the Australian leg of One Direction's On The Road Again world tour and confirmed their relationship last month when they were spotted hand in hand in London.
Things have been moving quickly between the two as Niall is also said to have introduced the 21-year-old to his close friends in the UK and his family in Ireland. But Melissa is already back in her native Sydney, jetting back last weekend and the couple will be attempting a long distance relationship before the big move.
It's little surprise the couple are moving at warp speed as the beautiful brunette was said to be a "real hit" with his inner circle.
“Melissa met the rest of the band on tour, when she first grew close to Niall, but after flying over to spend time with him they now see her as his girlfriend,” the source said.
“She was a real hit with all his friends.”
Niall has been romantically linked to a number of beauties in the past, including Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, singer Ellie Goulding and Irish model Thalia Heffernan.