Niall Horan, Ellie Goulding split

Updated: Sep 16, 2013, 09:58 AM IST

London: One Direction star Niall Horan and his girlfriend Ellie Goulding have reportedly parted ways after dating only for 27 days.

The 26-year-old One Direction heartthrob is said to be keen to "live it up" and enjoy his singlehood now, reported Contactmusic.

"They`ve split up. There was obviously a real attraction - but Niall`s a young lad and wants to live it up," a source said.

The pair were first seen getting close at Virgin Media`s V Festival in the UK last month, and Goulding later refused to open up about their then-blossoming romance.

"I just can`t talk about Niall. I won`t ever talk about my love life any more because it`s always then gone wrong when I have in the past," she had said.