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Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder Reveals “I Love Her Dearly” — Who’s He Talking About? (VIDEO)

Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder seems to have a lot of love in his heart for many people — but who was he talking about when he told Larry King he loves someone “dearly” on Larry King Now? We’ll give you a hint: it’s a former female co-star…

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The lucky woman in question is Maggie Grace, Ian’s former Lost co-star and ex-girlfriend. Maggie and Ian starred as step-siblings (and, sometimes and awkwardly, lovers) Shannon Rutherford and Boone Carlyle, respectfully, on the first season of Lost before dating in real life in 2006. When asked by a fan on Larry King Now: “Maggie Grace recently expressed her desire to work with you again. What are your thoughts? Can you make it happen?” Ian responded: “I would love to do that. I love her dearly. We are very, very close, and she is a wildly talented, beautiful human being. Yeah, we plan on it.”

Aww! We love former co-star love — especially after all of these years. The two recently reunited at the PaleyFest 10th anniversary Lost panel, and were all hugs and kisses on the red carpet. We’d love to see them together again on-screen. While Ian has spent much of his post-Lost time as a vampire on TVD, Maggie has graced Californiacation and a few of the Twilight films with her presence. We’re not sure what we would want their next collaborative project to look like, but one season of Lost co-star-dom was nowhere near enough for us! Maggie does have experience playing a vampire, after all.

Do you want to see Ian and Maggie co-star in something together? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!