He gets on with her hubby, spoils her daughter and supports her at work - Niall Horan is an awesome friend to Rochelle Humes!

Here at Now, we think One Direction star Niall Horan is pretty adorable and we’re not the only ones. The Irish cutie has tons of celeb mates but we’ve noticed that the 21-year-old singer is particularly pally with The SaturdaysRochelle Humes.

It might be a bit of an unlikely friendship but Niall has proved himself to be an awesome mate to Rochelle, 25, through their entertaining Twitter exchanges and cute Instagram posts.

We’ve rounded up six of the best snaps documenting Niall and Rochelle‘s blossoming bond – click through above to see the evidence!

Don’t let the duo’s jokey banter on social media deceive you – even though they poke fun they’re clearly very supportive of each other. Our first snap shows Niall cheering on Rochelle during her debut Children In Need presenting stint in November 2014.

‘Me and my boy @niallhoran 😘🐻 @bbccin,’ she captioned the photo on Instagram.

The friendship spans back even further than last year though. Niall paid a visit to Rochelle and hubby Marvin Humes following the birth of their daughter Alaia-Mai in 2013 and hilariously posed for a picture of the new parents bottle-feeding him.

‘Thanks mammy and daddy,’ Tweeted Niall to Rochelle.

‘Really good laugh last night with @RochelleTheSats and @MarvinHumes. Finally got around before Alaia-Mai’s bedtime and met the little cutie.’

HOW adorable is that?! It’s always good to have a pal who gets on with your loved ones and Niall is definitely fond of Rochelle‘s family.

Marvin, 29, is clearly comfortable with Niall and was happy for the 1D star to get a kiss from Rochelle at her Disney-themed birthday bash in March 2014.

Our fourth snap, taken in December 2014, shows Niall and Marv hanging out with other mates so they obviously get on well.

Rochelle must be pleased to see how good the Irish singer is with her daughter Alaia-Mai too. Generous Niall treated the tot to a fancy new jacket last year and Rochelle shared an adorable shot of Alaia modelling it in October.

‘Yahoo it finally fits..Alaia has had massive wardrobe upgrade thanks to uncle @NiallOfficial Saving it for best 🙀😻,’ the mum-of-one wrote. ‘Hope she doesn’t get used to these fancy clothes 😳 She has a better wardrobe than me…fumes lol x’

Aw! Niall‘s so close to the Humes clan that he spent time with them during a break from touring this week and posted a hilarious video of Rochelle and Alaia dancing together on Instagram.

‘Hahahahah @rochellehumes ! Caught Ya lovely !’ he captioned the clip.

Rather than be embarrassed, good sport Rochelle saw the funny side and replied: ‘Thanks @niallhoran for posting this 😳 #busted#crazymamma#thisiswhathappenswhenigethomefromwork#checkmymoves’

We love the banter between these two! Niall apparently lives just up the road from Rochelle and is a regular visitor at her house, with Marvin even admitting to cooking the One Direction star breakfast sometimes.

Whilst we await our invite to hang out with Niall and Rochelle over a fry-up provided by Marv, take a look at their unlikely friendship in our pictures above!

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Anna Francis