Hailee Steinfeld has denied throwing shade at ex-boyfriend Niall Horan, saying there were "no hidden messages" to a post she shared on social media.

The Bumblebee star re-posted messages to her Instagram story in which singer-songwriter Julia  Michaels wrote about her resolution to stop dating narcissists.

Michael said, "New Years Resolution: No more dating narcissists."

In her re-post Steinfeld commented, "God bless you @juliamichaels. Preach it."

After the rumour mill began to turn that Steinfeld was aiming this at former One Direction singer Niall Horan, who she split with recently, she has now taken to Twitter to clear up any confusion.

"No hidden messages my loves," Steinfeld said.

"Just reposted an interesting read that I’m sure some of y’all can relate to. Nothing but love!"