Say it isn’t so: It looks like Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld‘s love story has come to an end. After fans started to speculate that things had cooled down for the couple, sources confirm they have gone their separate ways.
According to E! News, it appears the 25-year-old “Slow Hands” singer and the Bumblebee actress haven’t been together “for a few months” now.
“Hailee and Niall were going strong over the summer but split a few months ago and have been trying to keep it low-key,” a source close to Hailee told the outlet. “Hailee realized she had a lot on her plate and her work schedule was insanely busy. She was gearing up for a huge press tour for her new movie. They really tried to make it work. It definitely was ‘young love.'”
UGH, OUR HEARTS. Niall and Hailee were friends for years before rumors started running that they were an item. Pics of the pair kissing finally came out during the summer of 2018, and the 22-year-old starlet was often spotted by fans at many of Niall’s shows during his Flicker World Tour. While they never directly commented on their relationship status, it was clear their friendship had blossomed into something more. Remember when Hailee casually wore some of Niall’s merch, and it literally left everyone shook to the core?
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— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) March 24, 2018
But when she was asked about her dating life, Hailee made it clear she wasn’t about sharing any details, as this was around the time everyone was wondering what the deal was with her and the “This Town” crooner.
“I feel so lucky that [my fans] care enough about me to know what I’m doing every second of every day, but I think that sometimes it’s hard for people, in general, to realize that there are boundaries to a person’s life and personal life,” she said to Us Weekly. “I am a very private person. I do love that I have the opportunity to share with them what I’m comfortable with and they’re there to listen and support me.”
So while she wasn’t willing to spill and tea, the couple’s mutual friend Shawn Mendes totally did! When he was asked about Niall and Hailee’s relationship in August, the 20-year-old “Lost In Japan” singer admitted he was surprised this relationship wasn’t something everyone already knew about.
“I thought this was common knowledge! But I guess it was common knowledge for me since I’m friends with them both,” Shawn said to Access. “Niall and Hailee — they’re two of my favorite people in the whole world. Niall is one of my greatest friends and Hailee is one of the first people — you know when she first started out, I was one of the first people she worked with in music and I love them both.”
Oh, how times have sadly now changed. Most recently, Hailee was actually spotted reuniting with her ex-boyfriend Cameron Smoller at a party, so perhaps she’s already Miss Movin’ On. Niall, as we know, has been working on his second solo album, so maybe we’ll hear about this breakup in the upcoming tunes. Time will tell.
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