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Niall Horan's new love interest: all the details on Melissa Whitelaw

February 17, 2015
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It's not all work and no play for One Direction on their tour of Australia. At least that's how it appears after Niall Horan was spotted on a night out with Sydney girl Melissa Whitelaw. Social media was in a frenzy over sightings of the pair cuddling up.

The duo were seen kissing in Melbourne. This comes after a girl looking similar to 21-year-old Melissa Whitelaw was seen leaving a flight right behind Niall in Sydney earlier this month.

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One Twitter user apparently commented: "OMG Niall Horan and Melissa Whitelaw. They were seen in a casino, they kissed. And he held her by the waist and (was) playing with her hair."

Some reports say that she is a law student, while others indicate that the pretty brunette is a journalism and communications major. Her tumblr blog totheedgeofmydesire certainly indicates an interest in communications.

On it she documents her love of fitness, favourite quotes and the celebrities she follows who include 25-year-old English musician Matt Healy and even Niall's bandmate Harry Styles. Melissa is also a port of call for young fan base when it comes to self help advice.

The Irish charmer could be forgiven for wanting a bit of company. His bandmate Louis was spotted enjoying a romantic stroll with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder as they hit Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Meanwhile, 1D are being supported by supergroup McBusted, many of whom have brought along their partners. Tom Fletcher is travelling with his wife Giovanna and son Buzz.

Dougie Poynter is with his girlfriend Ellie Goulding who flew out to join the other 'McWags' last week. This situation had the potential to be awkward because Ellie once dated Niall at the same time as she was linked with Ed Sheeran. The love triangle is said to be the inspiration behind Ed's number one single Don't.

However, Dougie has said that everyone is being mature about it. ""We're all big enough and ugly enough to not really care…we all have exes don't we," Dougie told AAP in Sydney.

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