Somerhalder took a photo of Dobrev’s September Cosmopolitan cover, posted it on his Instagram on Monday, September 9 and wrote, "In a store this morning-who do I see? The one&only @ninadobrev These things are almost gone so if you haven't gotten this magazine off of a shelf-get one. One word: Stunning... Congrats Nina! Xo Ian."
"Thank you Smouldy :))),"Dobrev tweeted back.
Dobrev supported Somerhalder later that day by replying to his tweet about his dog needing good luck before getting spayed. She wrote, “Awww poor little Nietzsche … Goodluck kiddo! “@iansomerhalder.”