Ian and Nina may be moving on but a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she will always have a special place for him in her heart. Aww! Does this mean that there’s a chance they could get back together someday?
It’s never easy to see an ex move on with a new love, so we’re sure that Nina Dobrev, 25, must be hurting now that her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder, 35, is seeing Nikki Reed, 26. But Nina is choosing to remember her time with Ian fondly and she knows in heart that she “will always love him,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Nina Dobrev On Ian Somerhalder Relationship: She ‘Will Always Love’ Him
Nina and Ian have always been the most mature and friendly of exes, and it sounds like that’s not about to change, despite the fact that he’s dating someone new.
“Nina is over him to the point that she doesn’t have to date him ever again, but she will always love him,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She can’t hate him because that would make things weird on the show and would make so many things go into shambles. She knows that she can’t be unprofessional.”
Nina is a true pro, and we so admire her for setting any negative emotions she may be experiencing aside for the good of the show!
“There are hundreds of people that make a living off the show and she doesn’t want to be known as the person who ruined it,” our source adds. “It will be interesting to see where their friendship goes when the show ends but they are over as a couple and she is dealing with it the best way she can.”
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But Ian isn’t the only one moving forward with his love life. Nina was spotted smooching Baby Daddy actor Derek Theler, 27, at Comic-Con on July 26, the same night that Ian and Nikki showed major PDA at an after party.
However, a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the last thing Nina and Ian want to do is rub their new romances in each other’s faces.
“They are in no way trying to one up each other with hookups and dating people. They are being professional when together and are OK that they are both moving on,” our source revealed.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think it’s sweet that Nina will always love Ian? Do you think he feels the same way? Let us know!
— Written by Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Russ Weakland