Just because Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev broke up, doesn’t mean Ian can’t still be friends with Nina’s mom! After all, the two must have spent a lot of time together during Ian and Nina’s three-year relationship — they even once hung out in Paris together! In that spirit, check out the tweet Nina’s mom Michaela recently sent out in support for her daughter’s former beau...

“Ian will be testifying in front of Congress at 2p.m.EST. He'll tweet the streaming info, as soon as he gets it, so stay tuned,” Michaela tweeted last week, supporting Ian’s testimony in front of Congress about the international ivory trade and what it is doing to the world’s dwindling elephant population — a cause near and dear to his heart. On the day of the testimony, Ian shared this Instagram photo, along with this caption...


“Wow. My Testimony: Before the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Plan to Implement a Ban on the Commercial Trade in Elephant Ivory and the Consequences of that Policy. I will do my absolute best-you'll be there with me in that room on Capitol Hill. You give me so much strength, you inspire me to do more, not sleep and forge the future with you for us all. Wish me LUCK! PLEASE!”

We love that Ian and Nina — and, apparently, their respective families — still seem to be friends following their public breakup last yearTVD family for the win!

Are you surprised that Nina’s mom was so supportive of Ian? Hit the comments and sound off!

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