Are Hailee Steinfeld And Niall Horan Dating? 7 Cringe-y New Details About Their Secret Relationship

Are Hailee & Niall really that thirsty for each other?

Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan dating secret relationship getty

Are Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan dating?  The rumors that Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan are in a secret relationship have been flying around forever, and now they're finally confirmed to be dating. Well, sort of. Neither of them are denying the E story is true. It's enough for any true Nailee (Niallee? Hailiall?) shipper to believe in, but something's holding the couple back.  

Sure, Niall and Hailee seem like they're perfect for each other. They've been best friends for over a year, they're both musicians, and they both found success at a super-young age. They're even both the same height (5'8"). Fans just want them to come out with it, right? But there's something that's keeping them from going public, or maybe even keeping them from actually being together. These are our top theories that Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan's dating rumors are real:


1. The girl starring in Niall’s latest video is a dead ringer for Hailee Steinfeld.

Take a peek at the girl in the video for Niall's latest single, "On the Loose." Now, it's not Hailee, but it could be Hailee's stand-in. (It's actually model Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford.) Niall watches not-Hailee dance in the sun, drink whiskey, and ultimately end up in the arms of someone else. Is Niall trying to tell us something about where he and Hailee stand? Whatever the case, it's definitely interesting that the two are maybe dating at the same time Niall's video vixen of the moment happens to be a Hailee clone.


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2. Hailee is really just barely single.

Earlier this year, Hailee's low-key romance with Cameron Smoller, a long-time bf, ended. She's only been on the market for about a month — so maybe she’s just looking at Niall as a friend with benefits. Or maybe Niall realized Hailee's on the rebound, so is just waiting it out. Better to let some other poor schlub take that spot so Niall can swoop in for the real thing.


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3. Niall for sure leans into 'complicated' situations when it comes to his personal life.

He's rarely been open and clear about who he's dating or who he's spending private time with. Just last October, he was being complicated with actress Olympia Valance. "We just met in Australia and we've been messaging ever since and yeah we have hung out together a bit," Valance told Glamour UK. "We've known each other for a couple of years now. He obviously spends a lot of time in Australia with his cousins. We are quite close. I see him when I come to London and he sees me when he's in Oz." So...wait, what does that mean, exactly?


4. Hailee posted an Insta of herself wearing a Niall Horan shirt.

This just seems like poor form on Hailee's part. You don't wear the tee of the band you're going to see, and you certainly don't wear the tee of the guy you're dating. Great for getting rumors going, but is it a little too desperate?

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5. Reality star Andy Jordan claims that Niall slept with his girlfriend.

Now, there's nothing wrong with a little fun at a sleepover, but being the other man in a relationship is a bad sign. Cheaters always cheat, and there's always going to be temptations on the road for Niall. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Hailee won't fully commit because she thinks Niall might step out. Girl's gotta take care of herself.

6. Hailee is rumored to have dated Justin Bieber.

Or is it possible Hailee is only interested in Niall for her own career? Not super likely — Hailee is doing gangbusters on her own, (lookin' at you, Academy Award nomination) — but her history with Bad Boy Beibs might be just enough to make Horan pause. But, then again, Niall is rumored to have hooked up with Selena Gomez. This might just fall into the "things Hailee and Niall have in common" bucket.

7. Their songs seem to glorify, um, alone time.

One of Hailee's biggest songs is "Love Myself," a hit some claim to be an out-and-out ode to the joys of masturbation. One of Niall's biggest songs is "Slow Hands." So, maybe Hailee would just rather do the work herself instead of waiting for Niall to speed up…


At the end though, we can only use Hailee's advice to her younger self: "Listen to yourself. So many people will try and steer you in 
a certain direction." Steer you in One Direction. Right?

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Catherine LeFebvre is a writer and editor living in LA with her goldendoodle, Grover Cleveland. Her husband and son live with them too. She’s done time with Martha Stewart (here, not here), Food Network, and Nickelodeon. You can follow her on Instagram @discolefebvre.