Niall Horan professed his love for Laura Whitmore, who he was rumored to be dating last year. The One Direction singer attended her 30th birthday party last night, and then wrote her a cute birthday message — and said that he loves her!

He posted a throwback photo of them together, writing, “Happy birthday @thewhitmore ! What a great party last night , loved it ! Love you ! Have a nice day !”

While this could be confusing because he’s reportedly dating Melissa Anne Whitelaw, it sounds like he’s just supporting his old friend. Laura has previously slammed the dating rumors and even called him “a child,” so it seems like their love is just platonic.