It’s not exactly shocking news that Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough are total besties. These gals have been hanging out for years, and if they didn’t live so far apart while The Vampire Diaries was filming, we know these beauties would be hanging out on the regular. But since Los Angeles and Atlanta are so far apart, it takes a special occasion for quality BFF time.

And since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, our favorite Vampire Diaries star is gearing up for the festivities and feeling pretty thankful for all the good in her life. And what tops that list?

“Also thankful for @juleshough — friend who has become family. And to her amazing family who has welcomed and treated me like one of their own,” Nina wrote on her WhoSay yesterday. Aww, we’re wiping away tears just thinking about this friendship.

If you’re wondering about Derek Hough in all of this, you’re not alone. While Nina does shout out to the entire Hough family, it’s a little odd that she didn’t mention her rumored ex-boyfriend. Even though Nina and Derek supposedly dated for a short period of time this year, these two are still active on social media with each other and continue to make us smile.

Now that Nina is rumored to be back with on-again, off-again boyfriend (and co-star) Ian Somerhalder, maybe she is walking on eggshells here.

Hit the comments below and let us know what you think is going on between Nina and the Houghs!

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