One Direction 2012: Louis Tomlinson wants a chimpanzee – Harry Styles dating singer Lily Halpern?

One Direction have a fair bit of money behind them these days, after selling out their UK, US and Australian tours and pushing their album to the top of the charts around the world but some of them have come up with some very unusual ways to flash their cash.

While many boyband stars would buy new cars, flash clothes or a city pad in which they could entertain their lady friends, band joker Louis Tomlinson has admitted that he wants to get a pet….but not just any pet.

Speaking to The Sun, Louis admitted that he takes his inspiration from the late, great Michael Jackson and wants to buy himself a chimpanzee.

“I’d like to adopt a chimpanzee and build an eternal friendship. That would be amazing,” he explained.

“I am a big Michael Jackson fan. He was a real inspiration and had so many great songs.”

It must be because Harry Styles has recently moved out of their shared flat and Louis now has no one to monkey around with!

Liam Payne has equally ambitious plans on he would like to spend his newfound wealth. He wants to indulge in a little space travel….and why not.

He added:

“I would like to go into space in a big rocket.”

However, always the womaniser, Harry Styles has reportedly been too busy worrying about his love life to think about his financial plans and insiders have told The New York Post that the curly haired cutie is dating ‘Wishlist’ singer Lily Halpern.

Lily was an opening act for Big Time Rush on their nationwide tour last year and it is thought that the 1D singer met the brunetter beauty, while his band were supporting the boys earlier this year.

Sources have claimed that the pair are pretty loved up and have together for a few months and that their relationship is “getting quite serious”.

Rumours began to circulate, after Lily was pictured leaving a hotel where One Direction were staying in New York last month.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!