One Direction singer Niall Horan is said to have a new girlfriend, Irish model Zoe Whelan. The 19-year-old boyband star, who also hails from the Emerald Isle, was first linked to the gorgeous brunette last month, after it was reported that they had met at a One Direction gig in Manchester. She was then spotted accompanying Niall at his brother's wedding, where she met his family.
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However, Zoe appears to be on the receiving end of some abuse from die-hard One Direction fans who are upset by the news that Niall is off the market. "I'm not answering any questions about Niall," she said on Twitter. "If you think we're datin that's nice. If you don't then alright cool, it's my PRIVATE life." She continued: "You look all you want. Doubt you’ll ever get to me. You’re [sic] tweets don’t scare me. You may not think I’m on but I am ALWAYS on Reading everything you say to me Good And bad [sic]."
Zoe told The Sun that the sudden attention she was receiving felt "a little strange" and admitted that she is trying to get used to it. The Dublin-born model was signed up to a modelling agency soon after being photographed with Niall. She said that her family has been very supportive of her relationship with Niall, and revealed that she's even visited his home in Mullingar to visit him.