Niall Horan finally dropped his debut solo album, Flicker, and he spilled a major bombshell about his love life while in One Direction – he had a secret girlfriend. Not only was he in a relationship the public didn't know about, but the Irish heartthrob also admitted most of his album is about this one girl and we are completely shook. Of course, he didn't mention when this relationship took place so it's hard to pinpoint one specific girl. But, it happened and she obviously had a huge impact on his life if she was the inspiration behind most of this album.
Nialler was a guest editor on the Bizarre Life where he revealed the truth. "It is written about one person. Most of it is. There’s obviously songs that are not particularly about anything, just scenarios I’ve made up in my head or situations I’ve seen among my friends. But yeah, for the most part, it’s about that one person," he said.
OKAY. Let's be vaguer, why don't we? He continued, "I live most of my life out of the public eye. I try to keep as much of it shut as possible, because if you let it out, people start asking you loads of questions and it becomes uncomfortable. That’s why I wrote the album I did — because I’m not the greatest talker in terms of emotion. But I found that I’m good at writing it down on paper and putting it on the record. It’s still quite a hard thing to do but I found it better to do it that way."
However, let's get one thing clear: he's not in a relationship right now. Niall said, "I’m single now, yep. Yep. Extremely single." Niall even spoke about his lack of love right now while appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show. He explained how hard it is to be away from someone your dating all the time while on tour.
"That’s the thing. It’s probably something I’ve struggled with a bit when I was younger, you know having a girlfriend and being on the road at the same time but at the same time, I was 18, 19 going around the world with some of my best friends. This time I’m a little bit more mature, I think so, yeah. I don’t know. We’ll see what happens but I’m kind of enjoying it for what it is right now. I mean, I’m in my mid-twenties having a laugh," he said.
Okay, we get it. But, that doesn't mean we don't want answers. And yes, he says he doesn't like a lot of questions which is a valid point but that doesn't mean we can't speculate on our own about who this mystery girl is. What we can say for sure is that it is not about his rumored fling, Olympia Valance. Niall reportedly insisted they met through mutual friends and hung out casually.
If fans remember, she had a different story a few weeks ago. The actress said, "We just met in Australia and we’ve been messaging ever since and yeah we have hung out together a bit. We’ve known each other for a couple of years now. He obviously spends a lot of time in Australia with his cousins. We are quite close. I see him when I come to London and he sees me when he’s in Oz." V conflicting stories but we don't really buy hers. There was definitely someone else that stole Niall's heart.
We also probably rule out Celine Vandycke, the girl Niall was seen kissing at a music festival. That lasted all but five minutes and they were seen together after he started writing the album. So, it means that it couldn't have been about her. He's had a few other women in his life including Melissa Whitelaw, who he was seen hanging out with quite often while in One Direction. However, we have an inkling that this girl we're trying to identify is someone we don't know. Niall even admitted he keeps his private life very private for a reason. If this mystery girl meant so much to him, there's no way he'd let what they had get out into the spotlight.
But, it's true and he has finally admitted it. There was a girl. He was in a relationship. He was most likely in love and this album is proof he went through heartbreak.