AceShowbiz - Is love in the air for %cNiall Horan% and lingerie model %cOlympia Valance%? Rumors sparked that they're dating when the 24-year-old model and actress revealed she's been on a number of dates with the "This Town" crooner, also 24, after they "grew closer" in her home country of Australia.
Niall has family in Australia and recently visited the country. Olympia said, "We've known each other for a couple of years now. He obviously spends a lot of time in Australia with his cousins. We just met in Australia and we've been messaging ever since and yeah we have hung out together a bit."
The brunette beauty, who is known for her role as Paige Smith on Australian soap opera "Neighbours", noted to The Sun that she and the %cOne Direction% member "are quite close. I see him when I come to London and he sees me when he's in Oz."
Despite the romance rumors, Olympia insisted she's still "single" after splitting from her boyfriend of 15 months, Greg Cannell, earlier this year. "I am single at the moment," she told the publication. "I've been single pretty much all this year and it's been really nice. I've always had problems being on my own before and now I'm actually like, I really love this and just not having anyone to answer to."
Meanwhile, Niall, who has been linked to a string of beautiful women over the years including %cEllie Goulding% and %cSelena Gomez%, previously admitted that while he's still single, he's not particularly looking for anything serious as he wanted to be able to enjoy his 20s as much as he could.
"I think I got a type, anyway. Dark hair, dark eyes. Someone I can see as a friend," he told Billboard back in May. "At the moment, I'm enjoying being 23. I only get one go at me 20s. I'd like to give it my best go. I'm happy to go home alone on a Saturday night, drink and watch football."