Back in the giddy days of 2013, when One Direction were at the height of fame, Niall Horan was known – or at least thought of – for his fleeting luck with the ladies.
Any 1D fan worth their weight in merch will remember the scandalous rumours of Niall hooking up with the likes of Ellie Goulding, model Barbara Palvin, and even Made in Chelsea‘s Louise Thompson, sometimes just for one night.
(So that’s what the luck of the Irish must be about.)
Now, a whole six years later, Niall’s former band mate Louis Tomlinson has admitted that many of those rumours were actually started by One Direction themselves.
Speaking to an Australian radio station earlier this week ( MailOnline), Louis admitted that he and the boys “used to make up different people that Niall had slept with on tour”.
“I think we’ll just go with that!” he added, admitting his responsibility for fake news.
In not-so-fake news, Louis revealed earlier this year that a One Direction reunion was “inevitable”, and that the only real question for the band was “when”, not if.
Speaking back in May, Louis said: “I do think it will happen. I’d certainly have something to say about it if it didn’t. I think it’s inevitable. When is the big question.
“That’s something none of us really know the answer to at the moment.”