‘Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder and Molly Swenson stepped out for a private date in L.A. on April 17 and have left everyone asking — are they the new it couple? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop for you.
Ian Somerhalder and Molly Swenson headed off first to the Details Magazine party at 41 Ocean in Santa Monica. Afterwards, the duo headed to a cocktail party hosted by Treats! Magazine honoring cover star Dylan Penn at the famed Beverly Hills estate of James Goldstein.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder Star & Molly Swenson Have Romantic Night Out
The pair remained by each other’s side the entire night but didn’t go to heavy on the PDA, reports E! News. And that’s because they’re actually NOT a couple!
It turns out Molly is the COO of the production company RYOT News, which Ian is on the advisory board for, according to E!
“Molly is NOT dating Ian. They are just friends,” and insider who works at RYOT News with Molly tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Nevertheless, Ian, being the gentleman that he is, made sure to introduce his friend to everyone that came by to chat, an eyewitness told E!
Ian arrived around 11 p.m. with three other people, a source told E!
“Ian got off the golf cart, and was wearing a leather jacket and his hair was tousled underneath a cap. As he was walking towards the steps of Club James, he was greeted by two people from the event who introduced himself,” the source said. “They shook hands with Ian, smiled, and began ushering the group inside.”
Ian & Molly Stay By Each Other’s Side During Date Night In L.A.
They may not be dating — yet — but could there still be a spark between Ian and Molly?
“Two of Ian’s friends were in front and Ian and his date were following closely behind casually holding hands. They seemed happy, casual, and enjoying the evening,” the source added.
What do you think HollywoodLifers, should these two become a couple? Let us know what’s on your minds.
— Bryant Perkins