Nina Dobrev and Austin Stowell who have been dating for months seemed to have “great genuine connection” at Dobrev's 27th birthday Friday. Dobrev threw an emoji-themed party for her birthday and was dressed like a cat.

“They seem super happy together," a source told Us Weekly, referring to the couple. "They have a really great genuine connection."


The happiest birthday to this wild child!!! Stay awesome, love you!!! _____ #EmojisOnFleek

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Dobrev, dressed in a black cat suit, painted her face golden and briefly pole-danced while wearing a cardboard cutout showing "frequently used" emojis. Her boyfriend Stowell dressed up like a panda emoji.

"It was a great birthday," a source told E! News. "Nina was so happy so many of her close friends turned out. It was a big party. Austin and Nina were really cute together and you can tell how much they care about each other," the insider added.


___________ This sums up last night's celebration! Happy Birthday @ninadobrev _

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In October 2015, Dobrev and Stowell confirmed on a casual Twitter post that they were dating after the actor realized he wasn’t following his girlfriend on the social media platform.