Yeah, we're slightly confused...but highly curious about their relationship status. Friendzone? Friends with benefits? Secret lovers? We kid. It's Niall's life and he can do what he wants, but when Barbara had to publicly say there's nothing going on, we can't help but wonder.
A source tells The Sun (via MTV) that--surprise--their busy schedules made the whole dating thing a pain in the ass: "Being either a working model or performer is incredibly difficult on a relationship. In either job you won't be in one place for more than a few days at a time."
The insider continued, "Add to that the fact that Barbara lives in America and Niall's base is in London and you've got a logistical nightmare. Barbara's a lovely girl, though. She's completely down to earth which is what Niall finds so appealing."
Given that line of reasoning and Barbara's denial about the dating rumors, we're saying these two are just friends having fun together. But that doesn't mean we won't be watching to see if they take things to the next level. Whatever that is.