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Even though Ian Somerhalder has supposedly gotten back together with his Vampire Diaries co-star (and former flame) Nina Dobrev, that doesn’t mean that he’s cutting back on his social life — our favorite guy still has to have his fun, after all. So when Ian took to his Twitter to tease a “hot date,” we definitely took notice — but who was the lucky one Ian spent his time with?

“On a hot date right w/ my cosmic sister/boss/love The one. The only. @julieplec I LOVE you Jules... Thanks for my pre-birthday dinner,” Ian gushed on his page. How adorable!

Isn’t that precious? We just love that executive producer Julie Plec took her sexy leading man out for his birthday — which is on Sunday (December 8), by the way. We’d like to imagine these two sharing a lovely meal at a chic restaurant in Atlanta. Ian would be smouldering across the table from Julie (giving her his best Damon Salvatore glare) and Julie would be giggling and plotting some crazy drama for an upcoming episode.

Julie tends to hang out with her cast when they aren’t on duty. Her latest escapade? That would be partying it up with Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) and Shaun Sipos (Aaron). And before that? Julie shared some yummy fondue with the buff Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert). Keep on being adorable, you guys!

What do you think about Ian’s hot date? Hit the comments and let us know!

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

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!