The ‘Vampire Diaries’ couple split in May 2013, but a source close to the stars says they’re ‘hooking up’ again!
Vampire Diaries fans were stunned this summer when they learned that stars Ian Somerhalder, 34, and Nina Dobrev, 24, decided to separate after dating for more than a year. But working in such close quarters — Damon and Elena are finally an official couple in season five — appears to have inspired a change of heart, as E! Online reports that Ian and Nina are back to “getting hot and heavy.”
But much like their on-screen personas, Ian and Nina are reportedly hesitant to put a label on their recently rekindled relationship. They’re said to be having fun for now, leaving the door open to further possibilities.
Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev: ‘Best Friends’ After Split
Despite Ian and Nina’s split, the co-stars never displayed any animosity during their time apart — which was smart, considering they still had to work together every day. Shortly after they called it quits in May, a source told Zap2it that Ian and Nina are “consummate professionals” and would “continue to work together and remain best friends.”
As far as we can tell, Ian and Nina’s questionable relationship status hasn’t hurt Damon and Elena’s on-screen chemistry in the least!
Most recently, the on-again-off-again couple attended a celebration for The Vampire Diaries‘ 100th episode in Atlanta, Ga., where they were surrounded by past and present cast mates. Nina looked incredible in a “Garden Of Paradise” dress from Naaem Khan‘s Spring 2014 collection, while Ian was his usual dazzing self in a crisp black suit.
As for other potential suitors, Nina was briefly linked to Derek Hough, but a romance was never confirmed. Ian, meanwhile, wasn’t linked to any women during his break from Nina. We’d love to see these two find happiness, whether it’s with each other, or with other people.
Are you rooting for a full-on reunion for Ian and Nina, HollywoodLifers?