“Vampire Diaries” starlet Nina Dobrev is back in Splitsville. The 24-year-old actress became linked to “Dancing with the Stars” pro Derek Hough in late summer, but their brief relationship is reportedly over already.
Us Weekly is reporting that the couple of just six weeks have decided their romance has “played itself out.” According to a source close to them, their work schedules is the culprit. Dobrev is currently filming season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” in Atlanta, while Hough is working on “Dancing With The Stars” in L.A. “The distance was too much to handle,” the insider explained.
Hough was the first guy Dobrev became linked to after her split from “Vampire Diaries” co-star Ian Somerhalder. Rumors of a romance sparked in late August when the two grew closer thanks to Dobrev’s good friend Julianne Hough, Derek's sister. At the time Star magazine claimed that Julianne didn’t want to “see [Nina] with a loser,” and since she’s “super picky” about her brother’s love life, decided to set the two up.
Dobrev and Hough were spotted holding hands in September when they attended a party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. A rep for the “Vampire Diaries” actress previously insisted that the pair were “just friends,” but an Instagram video by an onlooker told a different story as their fingers were seemingly interlocked. The couple was last spotted together on Oct. 5 when they visited Universal Studios’ Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights.
So, is Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough’s friendship still intact? The insider continued that the “Safe Haven” actress has “no hard feelings” towards her friend and “understands.”