After months of rumors and openly admitting mutual crushes on one another, Demi Lovato finally has come clean about her link One Direction cutie Niall Horan. Are they an item?

According to Demi, unfortunately, they aren't ... but we're not sure if we believe her!

"I don't even know who One Direction is ... it's so crazy. I'm kidding," she told B104 Radio (quotes via MTV). "No, Niall's a friend of mine. I do know who he is and everyone knows who One Direction is." She has one part of that right! "But, yeah, we're just friends," she added. "And he's awesome."

For his part, though, it seems like Horan does indeed have the hots for Demi. In a recent interview with a Canadian talk show called 'eTalk,' the band played a game called 'Rapid Fire Romance,' in which pics of celebs would pop up and the guys had to choose which of them would date the famous femme pictured. When Lovato's pretty mug popped up, Louis Tomlinson said immediately, "Niall. 100 percent." Harry Styles quipped, "Niall dreams dirty things!" Ow ow!

That's more in line with that Niall said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest recently, in which he admitted to Skyping with the starlet. “We’ve spoken. She’s a cool girl so I got in contact with her,” Horan said of Lovato. Lovato previously has admitted to finding Niall “adorable.” Maybe they're just in the early stages? “She’s really nice,” Niall said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Sounds like Lovato's playing coy about her love life, but we're keeping a close eye on these two. Wouldn't they be the cutest couple ever?!

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