In a new interview, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress addresses the obvious heat and chemistry she had with her ex, Ian, at the People’s Choice Awards on Jan. 8, admitting that she and Ian were just being honest. So what does that mean?
Fans of Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder must have felt like they had died and went to heaven on Jan. 8 when the two stars — and former lovers — took the stage, and actually kissed, while accepting the People’s Choice award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry. It was a great moment, and according to Nina, she and her ex-beau were just being true to themselves!
Nina Dobrev On Her People’s Choice Moment With Ian Somerhalder
“All it was was just honest,” Nina told E! on Jan. 10. “You call a spade a spade.”
Stepping on stage to accept their award, Nina and Ian both joked about the mild awkwardness of winning Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, even mentioning how their on-screen romance has outlasted their off-screen one. Then in a shocking turn of events, Ian leaned in and planted a kiss on Nina’s cheek.
But when Nina says the moment was “honest,” she’s not referring to that kiss, but instead to the funny commentary that came before it. “I was trying to figure out, like what do you say in that situation?” Nina explained, reiterating that she and Ian are still — but only just — good friends:
We were like, we’re cool, we’re friends and costars. He’s a great person, I’m a great person… I mean, I think I’m pretty awesome. So it doesn’t need to be awkward and I think everyone expected it to be awkward. We made fun of ourselves and just had fun.
And that’s why the moment was so pure and perfect.
Nina Dobrev Celebrates Her Birthday With Ian Somerhalder
The interaction at the PCAs may have us hankering for a romantic reunion, but barring that, we’re still happy to take Nina and Ian being BFFs.
Not only did they have a great night together at the awards show, but the next night Ian was on hand, along with BFF Julianne Hough, to celebrate Nina’s 25th birthday. The three stars looked to be having an amazing time together, and Nina looked thrilled to have Ian by her side, even though they aren’t dating anymore.
Just more proof that these two are amazing. What do you think about Nina’s quotes, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro