When Niall and Selena were spotted kissing at Jenna Dewan's birthday party in December 2015, the rumor mill started up again. A story in Us Weekly stated that the two "seemed very close and like they were together. They left together, she grabbed his arm on the way out and held onto it."
Weeks later, Selena flew out to support Niall when he performed on the X Factor finale show. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Selena denied any rumors of the two actually dating, but she did state that she "loves him" and "always has."