Nina and Derek are so excited... and they just can't hide it. Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough have been dating quietly for a few weeks but they recently decided to take their totally "on" romance public. On Oct. 8, Us Weekly posted a photo of the lovebirds out together in Hollywood over the weekend. While they weren't holding hands or kissing (or really giving any other indication that they are indeed a couple), they are definitely dating. In fact, sources say that Hough's sister (and Nina's BFF) Julianne, is the one that set them up.
"[Nina] was hanging a lot with Derek's sister Julianne. Then she fell for [Derek]," a source tells Us Weekly.
Nina and Derek seem really happy together but some think that they are rushing into things. Nina Dobrev broke up with Ian Somerhalder in May of this year and previously said that she wanted to be single for a while. Three months later, however, she and Derek started dating -- and sources say that they are already getting serious. As previously reported, they are already saying "I love you."
"Derek is smitten with Nina. He said he hasn't felt this way for a girl in a long time . . . Everyone approves!" shared another source. With the holidays just around the corner, it will be interesting to see just how "serious" their relationship is. Remember, Nina would spend a lot of her time off over the holidays with her ex, Ian.
While Nina and Derek seem happy together, there are still several fans that hope Nina will move past this "fling" and get back together with Ian. What do you think?
© Effie Orfanides 2013