Are Selena Gomez and Niall Horan dating?

Chloe Best

Selena Gomez could be moving on in a new direction following her split from Justin Bieber. The Good For You singer was reportedly spotted kissing One Direction star Niall Horan at Jenna Dewan Tatum's birthday party on Friday night.

The pair were said to have been by each other's side all night while partying at Bootsy Bellows nightclub in Los Angeles following their performances at KIIS FM's Jingle Bell Ball.

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Selena and Niall reportedly got close at Jenna Dewan Tatum's birthday party

"Niall and Selena definitely seemed very close and like they were together," one eyewitness told Us Weekly, adding that while they arrived separately they soon found each other and were "very close together, talking and whispering."

Another onlooker said the pair made no attempt to hide their affection for one another in the busy nightclub, explaining: "Niall and Selena were seen kissing in the middle of the club, in front of everyone."

The duo also joined friends in the photo booth at the party, with one photo shared by Selena's friend Raquelle Stevens showing Niall resting his hand on Selena's shoulder as he smiled for the camera.

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The pair joined a group of friends in the photo booth

Niall first sparked dating rumours with 23-year-old Selena when they were spotted enjoying dinner together after the American Music Awards in November, however sources suggested at the time they were just close friends.

The One Direction star may face some competition in his battle to win Selena's affections from her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, who recently said she will always hold a special place in his heart.

"She's my homie, we're friends," Justin told Us Weekly. "We don't talk every day. But every now and then. I think we didn't really know what we're doing. [We were] young and we kinda just invested too much of ourselves into each other."

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