Credit: Courtesy of The Digital Photobooth Photo: Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough

Since The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) split back in May, rumors have been flying romantically linking single-again Nina to DWTS pro Derek Hough.

What’s the truth? As far as we can tell (and a rep for the stars confirms) the two are just good friends, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get along famously! Check out some of the tweets Nina has sending Derek’s way in the past few weeks.

Ranging from their mutual obsession with Game of Thrones (which Derek apparently got Nina into) to Nina’s unwavering support for Derek on DWTS, these two are just so cute together!

5:16 PM - 17 Sep 13:BAHAHAhahaha you guys crack me up ! “@MarkBallas: Derek draws good... Derek Hough” (Nina reacts on the silly Vine Mark and Derek filmed behind-the-scenes of DWTS.)

6:05 PM - 16 Sep 13: “YOU GUYS KILLED IT! WAY TO BRING IT! 27!!! Woooo  @derekhough and @msamberpriley” (Nina showing her support for Derek and dancing partner Amber Riley!)

4:19 PM - 16 Sep 13: “Cant wait to see your performance tonight!  @derekhough @msamberpriley You're gonna rock it! And everyone remember t…” (Nina collecting votes for Derek and Amber!)

4:10 PM - 12 Sep 13: “Ive been watching it on set btwn takes! ‘@derekhough: Just got another one hooked on Game of Thrones . Must share the love of its epicness’” (Nina gushing to Derek about her GoT obsession. We feel you, Nina.)

1:02 PM - 11 Sep 13: “Aw cute! ‘@derekhough: RT @MarkBallas Family night out @magiccastle with @derekhough and me Nan..’” (Nina commenting on this adorable "family" photo Mark Ballas posted of himself with Derek and his nan.)

Do you find Nina and Derek’s friendship as “aw”-worthy as we do? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.