When old friends Nikki Reed and Ian Somderhalder were spotted on a run together on July 19, fans of both stars totally freaked out! The duo, who are both friends with the other’s ex, “are really tip toeing into something,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Nikki Reed, 26, and Ian Somerhalder, 35, have been close friends for a VERY long time. Nikki and Paul McDonald separated in March 2014, while Ian and Nina Dobrev are over for good, too. The two former couples used to be friends! Are the former pals turning romantic? “There are feelings there between the two,” our source spills. Read on for all the juicy details!
Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Have ‘Feelings’ For Each Other
As the stars both deal with breakups, love has slowly blossomed!
“They are really tip toeing into something. They are trying to see if their friendship can be more, but it is at its infancy,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They are really taking things slow because they don’t want to ruin their friendship, but there are also feelings there between the two.”
Wow — now it makes sense why these two were seen out running yesterday. If they’re taking things slow, it might be a little while before we see them on an official date! The duo aren’t telling anyone about their developing feelings.
“They are keeping it very hush hush. Nikki is still dealing with the Paul breakup very hard — and Ian has been there for her. So they are just taking things in stride right now,” our source reveals.
We DO think it’s usually best to be friends first, so we hope Nikki and Ian can make their new romance work! We think these two smart, humble actors could be a good pairing — do you?
Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Get Hot & Sweaty Together On A Run
The first photos of the duo together are here! Ian and Nikki tested the public relationship waters on July 19 by going running together in Los Angeles.
Nikki wore a basic tank and short shorts (to show off her perfect legs) for the jog, while Ian wore jogging pants and a baseball hat.
OK, HollywoodLifers, we need to know what YOU think about all of this. Do you think Nikki and Ian are a cute couple? Do you think it’s too soon for them to date after their breakups? Let us know all of your opinions in the comments below!
— Written by Megan Ross, Reporting by Russ Weakland