We shouldn't really be surprised when we hear that Demi Lovato is getting close to One Direction star Niall Horan, because Simon Cowell is their boss and he's loving the attention that they're both receiving, according to reports.
The 'What Makes You Beautiful' star admitted that he'd been chatting to the X Factor USA judge on Skype, and it's really no accident as its been rumoured that Simon Cowell is 'spurring on' Demi.
Niall and Demi, who recently hung out with Demi's family together, is giving quite a lot of exposure for his show X Factor USA as well as giving his 1D boys a bit of publicity, which Simon allegedly thinks is quite “amusing”, reports Heat magazine.
"Demi is being spurred on by Simon, who finds the whole thing very amusing," an insider said. "He's also adoring the publicity it's giving both his band and The X Factor - it's a win-win."
Niall has apparently sent Demi flowers, after the pair have been texting each other every day. "He's very keen," they continued. "He's been sending her flowers. "She thinks he's really cute. She can't wait to get to know him properly when he's finished the One Direction tour at the beginning of July."
Even though Niall is apparently “totally besotted” with Demi, he has admitted that she's “really nice”, but he's not pinning everything on a relationship with the US star.
“I don't know what's going to happen,” he said.
Demi Lovato looks super cute at X Factor auditions...