While they have yet to say if they’re actually a couple or not, Nina Dobrev and Austin Stowell seem to be, like, *totally* official. The precious pair were spotted smooching while vacationing in France.
It’s #RelationshipGoals at its finest — even if it’s not 100% confirmed yet. The romance between Nina Dobrev, 26, and Austin Stowell, 30, has been heating up all summer since they were first linked together at the start of the season. After months of speculation, their latest public display of affection during a trip to St. Tropez seems to seal the deal, saying, YES, they totally are a thing. Click inside to see the sexy pics!
Hanging out at swanky hot spot, Club 55, on July 24, Nina and Austin had no qualms about putting on a show for nearby paparazzi — who captured every passionate kiss. Dressed in a bright blue, tea-length skirt and crop top combo, Nina was the epitome of seaside chic, while her new beau matched the nautical theme wearing horizontal stripes. Picture. Perfect.
After breaking up with her former Vampire Diaries costar Ian Somerhalder, 36, in 2013, this is the first man who Nina has stepped out with publicly. So obvi, this must be legit. She and the Whiplash actor were also seen strolling hand in hand earlier this week, further (almost) confirming they’re the real deal. Rumors first flared that the two were seeing each other when they were caught canoodling at the Hallmark Shoebox Relaunch in Hollywood on June 10.
So who’s responsible for portmanteau-worthy “Austina?” None other than Selena Gomez, 22 — who is apparently just as skilled at matchmaking as she is singing. While busy filming a new movie in Atlanta earlier this year, the “Good for You” songstress still found time to play cupid.
“Selena and Austin became close friends while filming In Dubious Battle in Atlanta. It was Selena who went on and on about how wonderful and beautiful and talented Nina is. Austin and Nina are both signed to the same agency CAA and had crossed paths before, but it wasn’t until spending time in Atlanta that they really got to know each other. This was back in January, so the two of them have been seeing each other since then. They’ve just recently decided to go public with their romance,” an insider tells Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “So Selena could be considered a matchmaker.”
HollywoodLifers — what do you think about Nina and Austin packing on the PDA? Let us know your thoughts!
— Evan Real