Is Demi Lovato dating Niall Horan?

It looks like X Factor judge Demi Lovato and One Direction band member Niall Horan are an item.

They’ve progressed from Skype flirting to actual dates in person. Most recently the pair were out with Demi’s sisters Dallas (older,) and Madison de la Garza (younger, of Desperate Housewives fame.) Dallas later tweeted about the day: “Best day ever at the pier w/ @ambermontana111 and @Maddielovesyou1! Nice meeting u @NiallOfficial sry if I embarrassed u ;)”.

Niall replied back: “@dallaslovato haha good to meet you! was funny! bit random but ey!”

They appear to be in really early stages of their romance, but Niall is certainlysmitten. Just a few days ago he said in an interview that his celebrity crush was “Demi Lovato – she’s a beautiful girl,” when pushed to choose between Demi vs. Kim Kardashian, he didn’t blink an eye: “Demi, definitely.”

Aww! These two definitely make a cute couple!

Last year Demi dated That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama, who is twelve years her senior. Wilmer recently had nothing but nice things to say about the Skyscraper singer: “We were really just best friends and to be honest I couldn’t be more proud of her. She’s a great human being. I was very proud to be there for her when she needed me and she was there for me a number of times too . . . She’s definitely very special to me.”

Demi has denied that they’re anything more than friends.

Here’s what she told B104 radio:

Q: “You know we mentioned your name is popping up in relationship news. Can we just publicly say this? You can publicy confirm that you know of someone named Niall who plays in a band. Is that correct?”

Demi:“I don’t even know who One Direction is. I’m kidding. Niall is a friend of mine. I do know who he is. We’re just friends and he’s awesome. He’s cool.”

Niall recently posted a “tantalizing topless photo” of himself on Twitter. Here’s a taste of Demi’s man candy. Sure he’s cute, but don’t forget he’s got an Irish accent! Irish accents automatically multiply your hotness factor by 100, it’s a fact: