Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have been forced to play lovers on "The Vampire Diaries," so it's likely that fans of the former couple have been holding out hope that they'll get back together. But according to a Sept. 20 report by Wetpaint, it looks like Nina has already found a new love: "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough.
It's no secret that Derek and Nina are close. They always tweet back and forth, and they've even posed for silly photos together. They've always maintained that they're just friends, but it's pretty obvious that they've become a lot closer lately based on Nina's Twitter feed. She started tweeting Derek on a regular basis late in July, which was just a few weeks after she and Ian Somerhalder broke up.
It's possible that Nina Dobrev really did just become BFFs with Derek Hough because she's close pals with his sister Julianne, but an Instagram video that recently surfaced seems to tell a different story. They couple are shown attending a magic show, and they're holding hands in a manner that looks pretty intimate—they have their arms linked, and Nina is giggling and messing with her hair like a smitten schoolgirl. So things definitely aren't looking good for Nian.
But if Nina and Derek are dating, then why not just let the world know about it? Previous reports claimed that Ian wanted to marry Nina, but she just wasn't ready for that kind of commitment. Since she has to work with this man who was once so madly in love with her, maybe she's trying to spare his feelings by hiding her new romance. It's also possible that she simply wants to keep her relationship private because she's tired of her love life being tabloid fodder.
So do you think that Nina and Derek make a cute couple? If they stay together long enough, he really needs to talk her into appearing on "Dancing with the Stars."