Horan's mum: He's not settling down

Niall Horan's mum has said that the One Direction star is not yet ready to settle down.

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Niall Horan's mum says not all the women he's pictured with are girlfriends

Niall Horan's mum has said that the One Direction star is not yet ready to settle down.

The Irish heartthrob, 20, has reportedly been dating Hungarian model Barbara Palvin, after they were spotted out together twice this week

But Maura told RTE that Niall wants to enjoy life.

"I don't think Niall is ready yet for serious girlfriends," she said.

"He's a real happy-go-lucky lad. He wants to enjoy life and isn't ready to settle into steady relationships as far as I know just yet."

She said that her son might be pictured with a lot of women, but they were friends.

"There are in that position where they'll meet lots of people and girls. A girl he'll go for dinner with here and to the pictures with there - but I'm not sure if they're all girlfriends."

She said that her son would like "someone that he can sit and chat and have a laugh with".

She said of him being a heartthrob: "I can't get my head around it."