Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder don't just star in the ultra-hot series The Vampire Diaries, they are also carrying on an off-screen romance! The two have been dating for more than a year but initially kept their affection under wraps. Yet fans of the series weren't buying the pair as good friends and they quickly abandoned their tight-lipped approached to their relationship. Now E! is reporting that their Vampire Diaries characters Damon and Elena may soon be experiencing the joys of coupledom.

Sadly, the latest episode of the hits series won't air until March 15. But there's no need to sulk because here are five adorable photos of the couple!