Demi Lovato Denies Dating One Direction Star Niall Horan: ‘I’m Single’

Demi Lovato has insisted that she’s single even though the X Factor USA judge was recently linked to One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan.

The 19-year-old was said to be enjoying ‘secret Skype’ sessions, but while Niall has said that she’s going to see “what’s going to happen,” Demi has flatly denied that she’s even considering dating the 1D star.

In a recent promo video for X Factor USA, Demi is asked if she’s dating Niall, the former Disney star said: “No, I’m not. He’s really sweet and he’s one of my really good friends now.

“But I’m single at the moment and I plan to be for a long time because I need to focus on my career and myself and my wellbeing before I think about getting in a relationship with anyone.”

But Demi is quick to move on and discuss her rollercoaster relationship with fellow X Factor panelist (and boss) Simon Cowell.

“We have fun together and he does tease me a lot, but I give it back to him,” she said. “I don’t mind. He’s sometimes not very nice to me, but I have fun with him.”

Niall has recently insisted that he would pick Demi Lovato over reality babe Kim Kardashian, showing just how keen he is on the star. But it sounds as if its not meant to be right now, even though Niall recently spent the day with the star and her sister Dallas.

The news might also come as a shock to their boss Simon Cowell, who was said to be ‘encouraging’ the romance.