When rumors first surfaced last year that Niall Horan was dating Laura Whitmore we were totally taken aback. We're used to seeing Harry Styles hanging out with much older women, but not Niall!

Recently Laura decided to speak out against the dating rumors, and in a new interview she makes it clear why there was nothing going on between her and the One Direction star.

"I was never seeing Niall. He's a child," she recently explained.

"The most embarrassing thing about that is that people thought we were together. I love Niall, he's lovely — but I'm 28," Laura added.

Apparently the eight-year age gap wasn't the only thing keeping these two in the friend zone. According to the Irish MTV host, there's also the fact that the 1D heartthrob "kinda looks like my little brother." We don't know about you, but we'd love to see a pic of Niall's lookalike!

Are you sick of hearing relationship rumors about Niall? Who do you think would make him happy? Sound off in the comments!

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