Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder split after three years together back in May, but it looks like things are heating up again for the Vampire Diaries co-stars.

While it may have just been a friendly exchange, there’s no denying that sparks fly when these two are together. On the red carpet for the TVD 100th episode celebration, fan-posted photos show them gazing into each other’s eyes and then sharing a long, sweet embrace after.

This wasn’t a kiss, but just look at this hug. Pals don’t stop in the middle of a red carpet — especially when they’re exes, in front of cameras — to share this kind of a moment. Looks like they couldn’t wait until the party started to reconnect.

Though they work together every day on TVD and their characters, Damon and Elena, are still very much together, this is different. We haven’t seen them get this close on other red carpets (including 2013 Comic-Con and the CW Upfronts, both of which happened after their split), so is this a sign that they could be getting back together? Ian is still single and Nina recently split with Derek Hough (who she never even confirmed she was dating), so it could happen.

We won’t get our hopes up, but we will ogle these sweet photos. Check them out below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!

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