updated 01/03/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/03/2014 AT 3:30 PM ET
“Casually hanging out with Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles. #dying,” Connolly noted in her Instagram post, which shows a pair of pics of her posing separately with Jenner, who wore a gray wool sweater and sunglasses atop her head, and Styles, decked out in a red-and-black plaid jacket and hoodie.
One Direction fans quickly responded to news of the sighting with disdain, Connolly noted in a Tweet. “Lol now I have 14 year olds telling me that I was paid to make this a publicity stunt. Yep, you caught me hahahah, she wrote of the backlash.
Jenner, 18, and Styles, 19, first stepped out together for dinner in November.
Jenner has described their relationship as just “friends,” noting he is “cool.”
Styles, when asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan in November if a relationship was in the works, offered up a succinct response: “Dunno.”