Sorry Ian Somerhalder, it looks like Nina Dobrev has officially moved on.
After months of speculation that “Vampire Diaries” actors Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were working to rekindle their three-year romance, the TV actress appears to have officially found a new leading man. According to a report from the UK’s Metro, Dobrev, 25, and hunky Australian “Hunger Games” actor, Liam Hemsworth, 24, were recently spotted on a date in Atlanta, Ga. While a burgeoning romance has yet to be confirmed by either famous face, a photo of the rumored new couple’s outing has since surfaced on social media.
“While Dobrev’s face can’t be seen in the image, other users identified her [Dobrev] as being the brunette in the frame,” reads the Metro report, adding, “The actress is in Atlanta as she films the hit vampire TV show.”
According to a report from Celebuzz, the date reportedly took place Feb. 7 at Corner Tavern in Edgewood, Atlanta. While the photo currently circulating the web shows the famous actors enjoying their time together at a safe distance, an insider has since revealed to the gossip site that the duo’s alleged goodnight kiss was anything but platonic after a night of acting "couple-y." They stayed around two to three hours and Nina left before Liam, and as she was leaving they gave each other a good night kiss … [and] she ran off into a car service with her friend,” said the insider, later adding, ““The kisses were on the lips publicly outside of the bar … and it was three sensual kisses on the lips.”
Dobrev, who split from Somerhalder, her “Vampire Diaries” co-star turned off-screen lover of three years this past May, was rumored to have reconciled with the 35-year-old actor in January. "They’re both doing their best to keep it quiet," a source told CelebrityDiryLaundry.com last month regarding the pair’s alleged relationship. "They’re not sure if they’re going to go back into full dating mode, especially since they’re still on good terms and don’t want to ruin their existing friendship,” the source later added.
Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in the dystopian film franchise “The Hunger Games,” was infamously engaged to “We Can’t Stop” singer Miley Cyrus for one year before splitting last September. Hemsworth was last rumored to be dating Mexican actress and model, Eiza Gonzalez.