Is it just us or are Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder way, way too close to be just friends? Yes, I know, we might be reading too much into it. But we were right when we speculated that they were breaking up last year, and I have a feeling that Nina and Ian are hiding their feelings this time around to prevent press intrusion into their private life.
Both Ian and Nina were present at the 2014 Paley Fest for The Vampire Diaries last weekend in Hollywood, alongside co-star Paul Wesley. During the following conversation with the fans, Ian and Nina revealed that their on-screen romance was close to being rekindled, with Ian adding, “They have to put on their big-boy pants and big-girl pants.” Nina then joked, “The problem is they keep taking their pants off and that keeps getting in the way of things.”
During the conversation, they were both seated next to each other, but there was minimal awkwardness and lots of high-fives and hand-touching. Again, we may very well be reading too much into it, but aren’t they seriously the most friendly exes you’ve ever seen in Hollywood?
I get that they have to see each other every day on set, AND they have to pretend to be lovers on-screen. But I just don’t buy that they’re able to summon up that much passion for each other as their characters and feel nothing in real life. There’s a reason that exes don’t often see each other after breaking up, and Ian and Nina are breaking that rule on a daily basis. Even if nothing’s happening now, I wouldn’t count on them staying apart in the future. Plus, they wouldn’t be the first couple to have gotten back together after breaking up [ahem, Robsten], and they wouldn’t be the last.