Since they’re two of the biggest stars in the industry, when news hit the web that Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan were dating, it was seriously a big deal. For those who forgot, they first sparked relationship rumors in February 2018, after they were spotted getting cozy at a Backstreet Boys concert. They confirmed their love in August of the same year, when paparazzi caught them making out at Disneyland. But unfortunately, they called it quits five months later.
But wait, why did they split up? How did they even meet? When did they make things official? Who else has Steinfeld been linked to? And is she dating anyone now? We decided to break down her entire love life from start to finish for you, including her past relationships, current boyfriend and everything in between. Here’s everyone she has ever dated and what went down between them…
Who Is Hailee Steinfeld Dating Now?
Since she and Horan went their separate ways, the actress hasn’t publicly been linked to any one, so it appears that she’s single. Instead of focusing on her love life, it appears that Steinfeld is focused on her career instead! Her EP, called Half Written Story, dropped on on May 8, 2020, and it was full of bops. Oh, and get this — she was cast in the upcoming Marvel series Hawkeye, so keep your eyes peeled for her. Production recently kicked off in New York City, and we can’t wait to see the new show.
When Did She And Niall Horan First Meet?
The two stars actually met in late 2017, when they both performed on the Jingle Ball Tour. The instantly hit it off, sharing adorable videos and pictures with one another and gushing over each other online. But it wasn’t until early 2018 that rumors started to spread that they were dating.
In January 2018, when Us Weekly asked the star if she and the One Direction singer was a couple, she explained, “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.”
During their relationship, the two stars stayed super tight-lipped about it, but they were caught packing on the PDA few times. Besides their Backstreet Boys and Disneyland dates, they were also photographed getting cozy in the Bahamas together and sharing a smooch while shopping in Los Angeles. And get this — Horan even reportedly flew all the way across the globe to see Steinfeld during a three-day break from his tour! So cute!
So Why Did They Break Up?
It seemed like they were picture perfect together, until December 2018, when news hit the web that they had ended their relationship.
“Hailee and Niall were going strong over the summer but split a few months ago and have been trying to keep it low-key,” a source told E! News at the time. “Hailee realized she had a lot on her plate and her work schedule was insanely busy. She was gearing up for a huge press tour for her new movie. They really tried to make it work. It definitely was ‘young love.’”
After they split, Steinfeld allegedly threw some shade towards her ex when she posted on her Instagram Stories that she was done dating “narcissists.” Plus, she also alleged that he cheated on her in her song “Wrong Direction.”
“On my tip-toes / But I still couldn’t reach your ego . Guess I was crazy to give you my body, my mind . Don’t know what I was thinkin’ ’til now . Everyone thinks that your somebody else / You even convinced yourself,” the lyrics read. “Couldn’t even see you through the smoke / Lookin’ back, I probably should have known / But I just wanted to believe that you were out sleepin’ alone.”
Who Else Has Hailee Steinfeld Been In A Relationship With?
Before she dated the pop star, the brunette beauty was in a relationship with a normal guy named Cameron Smoller. They first got together in 2016, and over their one-year relationship, they were not afraid to show off their love! They constantly posted cute, PDA-filled pics together, and get this — the couple even made their relationship red carpet official when they attended a pre-Golden Globes event side by side in January 2017. It’s unclear what went wrong in the end, but the last snap they posted together was in November of that year.
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Plus, back in 2011, there were a few rumors that Steinfeld dated Justin Bieber, after he gushed over her on Twitter. But it appears that was all speculation and they were only friends.
met at the Globes and she is super talented. CONGRATS to Hailee Steinfeld for being 14 and getting nominated for an OSCAR for TRUE GRIT!— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 25, 2011
Fans were also left confused in early 2018 when the “Starving” songstress shared a picture of herself holding hands with an unidentified tattooed-man. She never addressed the mysterious picture, but because it was posted when the Horan rumors were first starting to spread, some people think she shared it as a distraction so that she could hide her romance with the 1D heartthrob.