Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have had the whole tortured romance thing going for a few years now. Against all odds, they ended up making their relationship work while starring together on The Vampire Diaries, but alas, it was just not meant to be. The two ended up breaking up [and breaking hearts] last year, and although rumors of a reconciliation reached fever pitch earlier this month, it doesn’t look like Nina’s very interested in getting back together with Ian.
Now, all the evidence still points to a relationship between the former couple, but we know that whatever they have isn’t exclusive. They may be going on dates and they may even be hooking up, but they’re not in the same relationship that first drew attention to their romance a few years ago.
One only needs to look at their chemistry on The Vampire Diaries to see that the attraction is still there. However, while Ian still seems interested in getting back together with Nina, Nina’s reportedly too busy playing the field to settle down with one man. The 25-year-old actress has been hooking up with everyone from Derek Hough to Liam Hemsworth, and is now dating Dominic Howard of Muse. And when we say ‘dating’, we mean they’re hanging out and hooking up.
Keep in mind, Nina’s also supposedly ‘dating’ Ian as well as her The Final Girls co-star Alexander Ludwig. And just months ago, she was also linked to her other Vamp co-star, Michael Trevino. Meanwhile, Ian’s patiently been waiting, not dating anyone else for fear of scaring off Nina for good.
Unfortunately, it looks like Ian’s patience has reached the end of its limit. He may have wanted to settle down with Nina, but sources say that he’s gotten sick of Nina’s games and has decided to move on, once and for all. The sources add that he’s already gotten himself a new girlfriend — although he’s being careful not to go public with the romance before it becomes serious. After all, it’ll work better as a double whammy that way — make Nina jealous, and let everyone know that he truly has moved on. In contrast, he’ll be hoping that everyone views Nina’s rebounds as juvenile hook-ups and traps to make him jealous.
What do you think about the Nina Dobrev/Ian Somerhalder relationship?
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