Niall Horan is ready to introduce Barbara Palvin to his parents.

The One Direction heartthrob appears to be getting serious about his Hungarian model girlfriend as he plans to whisk her away to Mullinger, Ireland, next month to meet his mum and dad, Maura and Bobby.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Babs has already met loads of Niall's friends and is really in with his London/Irish mates. But this will be the first time he has taken a girl back home to meet his whole family. It's really exciting, he can't wait for everyone to meet her.''

The 20-year-old hunk, who has previously been romantically linked with singer Ellie Goulding and British reality TV star Louise Thompson, has been spotted with Victoria's Secret beauty Barbara several times over the past few months.

The couple were seen cosying up to one another on a trip to the movies to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and Barbara joined the girlfriends of some of the other One Direction stars - including Zayn Malik's fiancee Perrie Edwards - backstage at the finale of 'The X Factor' USA in Los Angeles last month as the band performed on the show.

Niall's fellow 'Story of My Life' hitmakers - Zayn, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - are thought to have met Barbara while in London for the 'Class of '92' documentary film premiere in early December.

A source previously claimed: ''The rest of the band were properly introduced to Barbara, though most of them met her briefly before. This time, though, it was as Niall's date.''