A discussion about “The Vampire Diaries” took a turn for the personal this week when Ian Somerhalder revealed his desire to get married offscreen while chatting with E! News correspondent Kristin Dos Santos.
After dishing about Season 6 of his hit CW show and the possibility of a Damon/Bonnie (Kat Graham) romance during an appearance at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Somerhalder, 35, shared his plans to tie the knot.
“I will be. I will be,” said Somerhalder when Dos Santos pointed out that he has never been married.
“My mind is reeling because you just said the words, ‘I’m going to get married.’ Did something happen Ian?" asked Dos Santos. "Did I miss an engagement announcement?”
Fortunately for fans of Somerhalder’s failed relationship with his “TVD” co-star, Nina Dobrev, 25, the actor confirmed that he is not officially off the market.
“No, no, no. Don’t start that,” said Somerhalder of the marriage rumors. “I [meant] eventually, in my life.”
While Somerhalder was open about discussing his plans for marriage, he wasn’t as giving when it came time to dish about his rumored romance with “Twilight” actress, Nikki Reed.
“Can we just check a box: single, taken, or its complicated?” Dos Santos asked, Somerhalder coyly responding, saying, “I’m here, man. I’m here.”
Somerhalder first sparked rumors he was dating Reed, 26, after the pair were photographed out-and-out in Los Angeles July 20. According to reports, the duo was first seen jogging side-by-side before later getting cozy while shopping at a farmer’s market.
Following the release of the photos, Somerhalder posted a message to social media, dislodging rumors of their romance.
“Ummm, everyone- I hate to break it to you but… You have zero clue what really goes on in other peoples’ lives. It does you or anyone else any good at all to project negative energy out there,” Somerhalder said in a since deleted Instagram post.
Somerhalder was last spotted with his new love stepping out for a meal at Craig’s Restaurant in Los Angeles Sunday night, E! News reports.
Prior to their date night, the pair was seen “sweetly and passionately kissing” at Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Comic-Con Celebration at the Hard Rock Hotel’s club Float July 26. The soiree was also attended by Dobrev, Somerhalder ex of three years who allegedly engaged in some PDA of her own.
“The Vampire Diaries” returns to the CW this fall.