Selena Gomez and Niall Horan had their second public hangout in a week on Saturday, and photos of it came out right as Horan posted a friendly—and perhaps borderline thirsty—Instagram Story about Gomez this morning.
Gomez was photographed arriving at Horan’s Los Angeles house on Saturday with a tote and grocery bag that had ice cream in it and fruit salad. She wore a white sweater and denim bermuda shorts with white sneakers, sensibly; it is fall, after all.
Gomez and Horan were first seen together last Thursday; it was their first public hangout since dating rumors emerged about them in 2015 and were shut down by Gomez herself. Then, sources told Us Weekly and E! that Gomez and Horan were seen “making out” at Jenna Dewan’s birthday party. Soon after, Gomez was asked if she and Horan were dating by Entertainment Tonight, and she friend-zoned Horan. “Oh my god! No,” Gomez said with a laugh. “I love him, I always have. He’s amazing.”
On Thursday last week, Horan and Gomez went to a group dinner with their friends, including Courtney Lopez. Lopez shared a shot of them posing alongside each other, Horan’s arm around Gomez.
That night, Gomez posted an Instagram Story about Horan and his new song out, “Nice to Meet Ya.”
Horan returned the favor and signaled Gomez was on his mind this afternoon when he shared an Instagram Story of himself posing in front of a poster of her. “Hello there Sel @selenagomez,” he captioned it.
It may look like the start of something potentially romantic, but it’s not, really. E! spoke to a source this week who made it clear that Gomez and Horan are truly just friends right now. “Selena and Niall are not dating and have been hanging out as friends,” the source said. “They have always been good friends and have kept in touch throughout the years. They both always have been very supportive of each other’s music and have talked about collaborating before.”