Her lips are sealed! Hailee Steinfeld has responded to fan speculation that she’s dating Niall Horan.
“I feel so lucky that [my fans] care enough about me to know what I’m doing every second of every day, but I think that sometimes it’s hard for people in general to realize that there are boundaries to a person’s life and personal life” the Oscar nominee, 21, told Us Weekly exclusively on the red carpet at Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, January 18.
“I am a very private person,” she continued. “I do love that I have the opportunity to share with them what I’m comfortable with and they’re there to listen and support me.”
Steinfeld and the former One Direction singer, 24, have been close friends for years — he even called her “the loveliest person on the planet” on Instagram in December — but dating rumors recently began swirling after they were spotted together at London’s West End production of Hamilton on January 2.
A week later, Horan attended a birthday party for the “Starving” songstress’ older brother, Griffin. The “Seeing Blind” crooner was seen playing guitar while sitting next to Steinfeld on a couch at the celebration in a series of videos shared on Griffin’s Instagram Story on January 13.
Hailee has been dating social media personality Cameron Smoller, since 2016. Cameron also recently shared a picture of himself with Hailee in the Bahamas in November. This would make having a relationship with Niall very difficult, right? Horan was briefly linked to Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and a Belgian college student named Celine Helene Vandycke. In a June 2017 interview with Notion magazine, the ex-boy bander said he was single and had “no time for Tinder.”
Nevertheless, this isn’t the first celebrity Hailee has been linked to. Back in May 2017, many fans thought she was dating Justin Bieber, 23. Hailee, however, quickly slammed those rumors in an interview with Sirius XM Morning saying, “No I am not.” I guess we will have to wait and see how this all plays out!
Hailee Steinfeld is gearing up for the release of Fifty Shades Freed, which features her latest tune, “Capital Letters,” and the suspense is just killing the “Let Me Go” singer.
“I can’t say much about it,” she told Billboard while hinting that her song is paired with a scene that is equally romantic and action-packed. “It covers a lot,” she revealed at Thursday night’s (Jan. 18) season debut of Lip Sync Battle, which had her channeling Michael Jackson during a full-episode tribute to the King of Pop. Steinfeld also divulged that she recently shot a music video for the tune. “It’s coming out soon and I’m really proud of it,” she said.
The “Capital Letters” teaser, which Steinfeld recently posted on her Instagram page, gave fans a glimpse of her dreamy vocals over a synth heavy backdrop. “One thing I love about the production in this song is that it feels big. It feels very cinematic. I love that feel, especially as an actor. I feel like music has the power to feel like a movie itself in the two minutes that you hear it,” she explained, noting that she plans to channel more of that cinematic vibe into her upcoming musical endeavors. “I worked with BloodPop on the record. He’s one of my favorite producers and I’ll be working with him on some more music as well.”
The Pitch Perfect 3 star is currently in the studio piecing together her sophomore album. “I’m working on a follow-up — I’m working on more than a follow-up. The next body of work is in the works I guess you can say,” she explained. And she’s having a blast experimenting with her sound. “It’s crazy how it feels like I can say that I’m fully in album mode but there is still so much trial and error that I’m involved in. That’s the fun of it I guess. It’s a constant evolution [from the style on her 2015 debut release, Haiz].”
The actress recently announced that she’ll be accompanying Charlie Puth on a series of dates, which kick off on July 11th in Toronto. “I am very much looking forward to touring with Charlie!” she exclaimed. “I think it’s going to be so much fun. And I really just can’t wait to get back out on the road again.” Her music may be hitting the charts, but Steinfeld is still getting used to the touring life. “It really is a lifestyle of its own and I’ve really only done it once,” she admitted. “But I’m looking forward to making this the best show of mine so far. I can’t wait!”