Could Ian Somerhalder officially be off the market? Say it isn’t so!

A source has told E! News that The Vampire Diaries star and his friend, Molly Swenson, remained quite close during a party for Details Magazine and introduced her to everyone at the event. Molly is no stranger to the spotlight — the Harvard grad was a featured contestant on Season 10 of American Idol

After the Details party, the two made their way to another cocktail party for Treats! Magazine at the Beverly Hills home of James Goldstein.

“Two of Ian’s friends were in front and Ian and his date were following closely behind holding hands,” E! News’ source said. “They seemed happy, casual, and enjoying the evening.”

We don’t want to jump to conclusions — after all, Molly is now the COO of RYOT News, which Ian serves on the advisory board, so it wouldn’t be anything crazy for them to be friends. But hand holding? That seems a little more than just friends. Not to mention Ian has been featured up-close-and-personal with Molly on her Instagram.

All of this has us very intrigued. Friend zone? Or end zone?

What do you think about this possible new couple alert? Do you think there might be something between Ian and Molly? Or are the two just friends? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: E! News, Instagram, Seattle Times