Update (3:48 p.m. PT):
Hold up! Our dreams of a Katy-Niall dinner didn’t actually come true. The One Direction bandmate spoke on air with Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier today and said they just happened to be in the same place at the same time.
“I was in there and I think she was doing an interview or something and she was there and I was leaving and she left and we didn’t have dinner or anything together,” he explains. “I just said, ‘Hello’ to her.”
Well, that’s not nearly as romantic.
Original article (11:56 p.m. PT):
Just a month after Katy Perry announced her big news with One Direction’s Niall Horan, they grabbed dinner together in New York City, but it’s doubtful the pair of pop stars discussed wedding plans. After all, the two tricksters were just pulling the internet’s leg back in November when Niall tweeted a photo of them looking cute and saying Katy had “said yes” to his proposal.
Niall originally “popped the question” at the end of October, also via Twitter. “I love you @katyperry! Thank you! Ps. Will u marry me?” the 20-year-old boy bander wrote. Katy’s played along with the charming charade when they crossed paths in Japan, hence the November 1 photo and the playful tweet from Niall.
Unengaged they may be, but Niall and Katy remain close friends. The pair originally met back in Niall’s pre-1D days when it was the “Unconditionally” singer who saved him from being kicked off The X Factor UK. Seeing as Niall pretty much owes his entire career with One Direction to Katy, we sure hope he bought her dinner.
The two ended up leaving NYC’s Soho House restaurant separately, perhaps to go touch base with their own significant others. Niall is rumored to be dating model Barbara Palvin while Katy has been linked with fellow musician John Mayer for a while.
He may also have had professional duties to attend to. Niall’s currently in the Big Apple with the rest of his bandmates for their December 7 appearance on Saturday Night Live with host Paul Rudd. Perhaps Katy gave him some advice since she just performed on the show in October. Tip #1: Make her band dress up like jungle animals.