Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder: Inside Their Super ‘Awkward’ Comic-Con Appearance – Hollywood Life

Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder: Inside Their Super ‘Awkward’ Comic-Con Appearance

After Ian Somerhalder made a very public display about his feelings for Nikki Reed, the hunk had to head to Comic-Con to promote 'Vampire Diaries' season six with ex, Nina Dobrev. has the exclusive details on their 'awkward' appearance at the event! Hopefully, what happens at Comic-Con, stays at Comic-Con. Ian Somerhalder, 35, and Nina Dobrev, 25, are making things "awkward" at the event after Ian was spotted out with rumored new love, Nikki Reed, 26. has all the EXCLUSIVE details about their uncomfortable interaction as they promoted The Vampire Diaries!

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Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder: Details On Their ‘Awkward’ Comic-Con Appearance

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder split in 2013 after two years together, and things have yet to return to normal. Ian is rumored to be dating Twilight star Nikki and Nina’s being kept in the dark about it.

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The former couple knew Comic-Con was coming and their attempt to make things as smooth as possible fell short. has learned exclusive details on what went down between the normally flirtatious exes in San Diego. 

“At the WB booth, during The Vampire Diaries cast signing, Nina and Ian were separated by Paul Wesley,” an eyewitness tells ” The signing event also included stars Paul Wesley, 32, Matt Davis, 36, Kat Graham, 24, and executive producer Julie Plec, 42.

“It was awkward, all the other cast were sitting way closer to each other,” our source also spilled.

Nina didn’t stick around with the rest of the cast before the panel, our source tells us. “As soon as the signing ended, Nina was whisked away solo.”

Despite this “awkward” meet-up, Ian tweeted his excitement about the annual event on July 26 and even said he wanted to kiss someone!

Ian Somerhalder Wants To ‘Kiss’ Someone At Comic-Con

“I’m en route San Diego-watch out… I can’t wait to give you a kiss #ComicCon2014 or #ComicCon Pucker up!” Ian tweeted on July 26. Vampire Diaries fans secretly hoped that Ian would be talking about kissing Nina, since the former flames are so beloved for their on-screen alter-egos, Damon and Elena.

Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Show ‘Passionate’ PDA At Comic-Con Party

Ian and Nina took home the Ship of the Year award at the mtvU Fandom awards on July 24 and Nina tempted her ex by making out with the award!

Comic-Con is the place for cast members to kick back, have fun and interact with their fans. Ian and Nina usually up the flirt at the event, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. Let’s hope they can keep their crazy hot chemistry alive when Vampire Diaries returns in the fall because we all know Delena is endgame.

We will keep you updated on the latest Ian and Nina news at Comic-Con. Stay tuned!

HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ian and Nina’s awkward Comic-Con appearance? Should they have put on a good show for fans? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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  3. Ian Somerhalder: Proof He Cares More About Nikki Reed Than Nina Dobrev