This Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld update is exactly what we’ve all been waiting for! After fueling dating rumors all year, the couple has finally confirmed their romance… with a kiss. But not just any kiss, a full-fledged public make out! Obviously, the two have yet to confirm anything with words, but the pictures are all the proof we need that they’re Hollywood’s hottest new couple.
On Thursday, August 16, The Daily Mail published photos of the pair getting cozy in Los Angeles, marking their first public display of affection since romance speculation was first sparked in February. The One Direction singer and Pitch Perfect actress looked smitten and could not keep they’re hands off each other. While walking to Target, Hailee was spotted with her arms around Niall as she planted a smooch on him, which led to more kissing as they waited for the elevator.
Niall and Hailee were even dressed the same during their outing! She opted for a casual look, wearing a plain white t-shirt, a pair of mom jeans, and some sneakers, while Niall appeared to match his girlfriend sporting a white tee of his own that he paired with navy shorts, white shoes, and sunglasses. Hey, you know what they say about couples who match their clothes…
If that’s not confirmation of a romantic relationship, then they definitely have all of us completely fooled. Don’t believe us? You can check out the photos of Niall and Hailee kissing below:
EXCLUSIVE: Niall Horan puts on an amorous display with girlfriend Hailee Steinfeld as they share a smooch during day out in LA https://t.co/XlHSZPLOPi
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 16, 2018
This romance update has actually been a long time coming. In February, the couple was spotted together for the first time singing and dancing at a Backstreet Boys show in Las Vegas, but a source told People at the time that Hailee was newly single and not ready to jump into another relationship.
“She’s not actively pursuing anything,” the insider revealed. “Niall is really into her but she’s unsure if she wants to get into something new right away.” But then, in March, Hailee posted a photo of herself wearing Niall’s tour shirt on social media, which refueled rumors yet again! A source later told E! News, “It’s true that Hailee and Niall are dating, but at this point, it’s still pretty casual.”
Let’s not forget to mention that Niall and Hailee have been friends for a LONG time, and it was always clear that he was into her. The “Slow Hands” crooner even called her “the loveliest person on the planet” in an adorable birthday tribute posted to his Instagram in 2017.
Ugh, cuties! Stay tuned for more updates, because judging from the rest of this summer, there’s a pretty good chance these two will end up engaged, too.