I think we all kind of figured that there was a chance that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev would inch their way back together, right? The couple secretly dated for 2 years before confirming that they were indeed a couple. After that we had a front row seat as they hopscotched the globe doing charity work and the inundated Twitter with lovey dovey photos until suddenly last February it was just crickets. The couple never confirmed a split until May but by that time it was easy to read in between the lines to see that Ian was happily single as Nina randomly lashed out on Twitter.
Those first few times after the split when they were forced together to do Vampire Diaries media events it was awkward at best but in recent months there seems to have been a thaw. They have been caught hanging out and supporting each other away from work and Nina’s short lived fling with Derek Hough reportedly imploded when he realized how close the former couple still was.
So what’s the real deal? Well sources say that Nina and Ian have been hooking up for months and that their relationship is back on, but they are keeping things very quiet. They were at their best the first time around when they didn’t confirm that they were a couple. They just kept things private and didn’t have to deal with having every move documented in the press. It seems that they’ve realized that if they are going to make it as a couple then this is the way to do it. Don’t look for them to confirm or deny anything either – no special Christmas announcements. Ian and Nina seem to do best when they are just living in the moment together. Are you surprised that these two are back on? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!