Oh how we wish Nelena had become the next big thing! Even though Niall Horan, 23, and Selena Gomez, 24, never ended up becoming the next Jelena in the romance department, there’s still plenty of affection in their friendship. They both finally happened to end up under the same roof at the American Music Awards Nov. 20, and apparently Niall missed out on seeing Selly’s incredibly brave acceptance speech for Favourite Female Artist. He ended up watching the show from home afterwards and was totally moved by it.
In an incredibly sweet tweet, he said “Love to Selena for the speech, brave young woman.” after her powerful declaration that she had felt like she had become a “broken” person inside. This had to make her feel absolutely on top of the world that Niall would make such a profound confession to the entire Twittersphere.
In her first appearance since going to rehab for lupus and anxiety issues in Sept, the singer’s message to the audience was so incredibly raw. “I had to stop because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken inside and I… I kept it all together enough where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down.” She then powerfully added, “I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore,” before going on to thank her fans.
Niall and Selena had an adorable meet up during the show, as we told you EXCLUSIVELY. One of HollywoodLife.com‘s on site reporters saw Selena and Niall meet backstage, and they shared an incredibly sweet moment where they hugged after his phenomenal performance of “This Town.” Apparently he didn’t stay all the way until the end of the evening when Selena took the stage, but at least he was able to see her big moment later on.