Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are officially a couple and a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that their new status is making their circle of friends feel ‘awkward.’
Nina Dobrev, 25, and Ian Somerhalder, 35, split in May 2013 but they remained super close — until Ian started romancing Nina’s good friend Nikki Reed, 26! The new lovebirds have been flaunting their romance all over town, but they still haven’t gotten Nina’s approval.
Nikki Reed Dating Ian Somerhalder: Couple Still Waiting For Nina Dobrev’s Blessing
Everyone knows Hollywood can be incestuous when it comes to romance, but Ian took things to the next level when he started dating his ex-girlfriend’s bestie.
A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the new love affair is taking a bit of a toll on Nina. “It’s a little awkward right now because they have the same friend circle as Nina and no one is quite sure how to react.”
In Nikki’s defense our source adds, “But it’s not like Nikki stole him away from Nina, they’ve been broken up more than a year. But it’s still a bit awkward for everyone, they’re all waiting for Nina’s blessing.”
We hope for everyone’s sake that Nina will find a way to forgive them but we’re not sure it will happen anytime soon. After all, the stunning Vampire Diaries star’s Instagram post on July 30 hinted that she’s ready to “buy a plane ticket” and leave town!
Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Flaunt Their Love At The Young Hollywood Awards
They may not have Nina’s approval but that didn’t stop Ian and Nikki from showing off their new romance at the Young Hollywood Awards on July 27!
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, a source told us that the couple were also “whispering on the couch” at the YHAs and that “they are 100 percent dating.”
Aww! We have to admit these two make a stunning couple. Hopefully Nina will find a way to forgive them!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Nina give Ian and Nikki her blessing? Let us know your thoughts below!
— HL Staff