Entertainment Music Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld Share a Kiss as They Take Their Romance Public for First Time Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld first sparked romance speculation in February By Karen Mizoguchi Published on August 17, 2018 12:06 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Splash No “Slow Hands” here! Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld were spotted kissing in Los Angeles on Thursday, marking their first public display of affection since romance speculation first sparked in February. The pair, who have kept their romance largely under wraps, coordinated in white T-shirts and sunglasses. As they walked to Target, Steinfeld, 21, hung her arm around Horan, 24, as they shared a smooch. The pair continued to indulge in some PDA as they waited for the elevator. Chris Polk/Getty Hailee Steinfeld Recalls Her Disappointing First Kiss Six months before their outing on Thursday, the couple was spotted together for the first time singing and dancing at a Backstreet Boys show in Las Vegas, but a source told PEOPLE at the time the actress was newly single and not ready to jump into a new relationship. RELATED VIDEO: Get the Look: Hailee Steinfeld’s Rockstar Half-Up Pony “She’s not actively pursuing anything. Niall is really into her but she’s unsure if she wants to get into something new right away,” said the source. Niall Horan Is ‘Really Into’ Newly Single Hailee Steinfeld but She’s Not Ready for a New Romance The former One Direction band member raved about the Bumblebee actress on Instagram for her birthday in December, calling her the “loveliest person on the planet and one of my best friends.” Then in May, Horan and Steinfeld were spotted on a low-key date at Los Angeles hot spot E.P. & L.P. “Niall had his arm around Hailee and they were holding hands,” an onlooker told PEOPLE exclusively. “They definitely looked like a couple.” And in June, they enjoyed a rare romantic day out in New York City.