You’ve gotta admire Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev’s sense of humor concerning their much-discussed breakup. Though the Vampire Diaries duo ended their three-year relationship back in May, the topic of their relationship is still fan fodder. Which is what made their carefree remarks on their on-screen chemistry so great at this week’s 2014 People’s Choice Awards.
Accepting an award for “Favorite On-Screen Chemistry” with your ex could be the epitome of awkward, but Nina and Ian handled it with class and charisma at Monday’s PCAs. First, they recapped their acting/real-life relationship:
Ian: Eventually, [Elena] fell in love with me.
Nina: Then, we started dating on the show.
Ian: Then, we started dating in real life.
Nina: And then we broke up in real life.
Ian: And our characters are still dating on the show.
Nina: It’s a good thing it’s not awkward. [cue awkward pause] Well, it’s a good thing we have chemistry!
Then, Ian planted a kiss on Nina’s cheek and the two laughed together. We love that they can have such an easy camaraderie after everything that’s happened between them. These two really are class acts!
As for rumors that the co-stars might be hooking up again, it seems that our hopes for an off-screen romantic reunion as epic as some of Delena’s may be dashed. Nina not only attracted attention on the red carpet for her sparking Jenny Packham dress, but for the mystery man with whom she walked hand-in-hand!
Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.