One Direction stat Niall Horan has found new love – with a stunning teenage model from Dublin he met earlier this year.

The singer is dating London based catwalk wannabe Zoe Whelan according to the Irish Sun.

The paper reports that the boyband hunk is dating the 18-year-old brunette and introduced her to his family at his brother Greg’s wedding last week.

A close source told the paper: “Niall and Zoe have been seeing each other for a couple of months, and Zoe has met up with him over in the UK.

“She’s a beautiful girl, it’s no surprise she caught his eye. And they get on like a house on fire.

“Niall is protective of Zoe but people knew it was serious when he introduced her to family and friends at Greg’s wedding in Mullingar last week.”

The report says Zoe turned heads at the Westmeath wedding when she arrived wearing a floor-length red dress and fur shawl.

The brunette posted a picture on Twitter on her way to the church.

The source added: “Zoe is a beautiful girl inside and out and is quite shy really.

“Her family is protective and know that being in Niall’s life will bring a lot of attention on her.

“She’s still very young and it’s a strange world to find herself in but she has a lot of people looking out for her.”

Zoe swapped numbers with 19-year-old Niall after meeting him earlier this year.

She attended the boyband’s sold-out O2 gigs in Dublin when she tweeted: “Great night last night, shame I didn’t get any sleep.”

She also travelled to Manchester to catch One Direction in actions last month when she told her Twitter followers how Niall had given her his hat on the night of the gig, enticingly adding: “You can have it back tonight.”

Horan has been linked to Disney star Demi Lovato and Londoner Amy Green in the past.