While the two have hung out many times with Derek’s sister (and Nina’s bestie) Julianne Hough, she was only with them on one occasion. In a photo from Universal Studios’ Hollywood Horror Nights on October 5, Nina is posing closely with Derek while Julianne stands behind them. While they are surrounded by other pals, they are definitely cozied up the closest in the group.
In photos from what appears to be the same night — they are both wearing the same outfits, though Nina took off her flannel button-down and just rocked a tank top — the two are hanging out solo. While they aren’t cozied up (instead, they’re almost running away from each other), PopSugar reports that they were on a date night.
Check out the photo over at PopSugar, then you tell us: Do you think Nina and Derek are an item, or are they just friends who like to hang out when they’re in the same city? Nina is only in L.A. occasionally when she’s filming The Vampire Diaries, after all.