It’s been a few months since Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev split from her hunky co-star Ian Somerhalder in May 2013, but since then, she’s been able to lean on her best friend (and former Dancing With the Stars pro) Julianne Hough and her brother (and current pro on DWTS) Derek Hough. There have been many dating rumors, but the two maintain that they are just friends — though a new video shows they’re getting closer than ever.

In a fan-filmed Instagram video, the two appear to be at some sort of carnival that was reportedly at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It’s difficult to make out in the fuzzy video, but Nina’s arm is tucked underneath Derek’s arm and their fingers are woven tightly together as they watch the show.

Nina and Derek hold hands until a man comes up to them and says something. After that, they casually drop their hands and Nina breaks away and does a little dance. Interesting!

We’re not saying that the two are dating, but we don’t know what girl holds hands with her single guy friends like that. Nina and Derek would make an amazing couple, especially since they’re already so close. We don’t mean to be such Nina and Derek shippers, but we support this relationship fully, whether it’s a strictly BFF situation or romance.

What do you think of the prospect of Nina and Derek dating? Do you think they’re just friends? Hit the comments and let us know!

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