Nina Dobrev is nearly as famous for relationship with ex Ian Somerhalder as she is for playing Elena Gilbert on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ for five — going on six — seasons. In the latest issue of ‘Nylon’ magazine, Nina reveals the state of the union with her relationship with Ian, as well as her thoughts on fame and what’s next after ‘TVD’!
Nina Dobrev, 25, and Ian Somerhalder, 35, dated relatively secretly for over three years, starting in 2010, before their breakup in 2013. However, that doesn’t mean that the Vampire Diaries co-stars aren’t still friends; in her interview for the August issue of Nylon magazine, Nina reveals her perspective on relationships and fame, and Ian even shares a super cute detail of their relationship. Read on for more!
Nina Dobrev On Her Ian Somerhalder Relationship: ‘I Try To Be Good To Everyone’
“I don’t like any kind of negativity,” Nina told Nylon. “I try to be good to everyone, whether it’s a love, a friend, an ex. I’ll always try to treat people the way I want to be treated.” Sounds like there are no hard feelings between Nina and Ian!
“She always lets me have the last fry,” Ian told the mag.
How cute is that? It’s definitely unusual for an ex to chime in on an interview like that, but it just confirms what we already know — that Ian and Nina have such a special and unique relationship! It’s so refreshing to hear that a couple who dated for so long are still on such good terms. Ian’s comment is a little too precious, however; could he be looking to get back together with Nina?
After all, a previous report alleged that the two were friends with benefits back in Nov. 2013, shortly before Ian planted a super sweet kiss on Nina while they were accepting the award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry at the People’s Choice Awards!
Nina Dobrev Will Star In ‘Let’s Be Cops’, Out In Theaters August 13
About TVD, Nina told the mag that while she loves the show, she doesn’t want it to define her whole career. “I always try to live in the now, but you’re always planning ahead, right? When I signed on at 20, I knew I’d be 26 when I got off.”
Considering that Nina will star in the upcoming Let’s Be Cops alongside hilarious New Girl stars Damon Wayons Jr. and Jake Johnson, we’re sure that she’ll be just fine post-Vampire Diaries!
On fame, Nina reveals that she really does “forget” how famous she is. “People feel like they know you when you’re in their living room, weekly, for five years. But I always get uncomfortable when people know more about me than I know about them.”
So, HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Nina’s comments? Do you think that she and Ian will ever get back together? Do you want them to? Let us know what you think!
— Amanda Mitchell