One Direction heart-throb Niall Horan has reportedly got a beautiful new girlfriend, Ali McGinley.
Pop star Niall, 18, hooked up with the brunette while he was home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, over the weekend. And smitten Ali, 17, admitted yesterday: “He genuinely may be one of the nicest men I’ve ever met. We’re close.”
The pretty schoolgirl posed with What Makes You Beautiful singer Niall several times during his recent trip back home. One photo of the cute pair shows Niall kissing her on the cheek, and in another they’re cuddled up in a chair together.
Ali has since been subjected to vile abuse from jealous One Direction fans commenting on her blog. But there have also been messages of support left on her Tumblr site. One follower wrote: “hi, you’re BEAUTIFUL. And I’m so sorry you have to go through all of this s*** with Niall’s fans. Best of luck with all this.”
Ali wrote back: “Hello love! Thank you thank you, he’s rather the stunner, huh? haha.”
And when asked whether she is dating the teen star, Ali responded: “I can confirm that we’re both happy campers, nothing less nothing more x”.
A source revealed that sparks flew between the young pair straight away after they met while out and about in Mullingar. The insider said: “Ali and Niall are from the same town but didn’t really know one another until a few months ago. Ali attends school in Alexandra College in Dublin and wouldn’t have known Niall from when they were younger. He thinks she is gorgeous and she is pretty sweet on him too but Niall’s schedule means it would be pretty hard to have a relationship with anyone.”