After some initial speculation, it looks like the Vampire Diaries star did, in fact, fly to Australia to spend the holidays with his girlfriend (and Originals star) Phoebe Tonkin and her family. And we have former TVD star (and adorable Aussie) Nate Buzolic to thank for the photographic evidence.
On December 30, Nate snapped this hilarious photo of himself hanging out with Phoebe and Paul on the beach. “Not the only thing dangerous at the beach…” he captioned the pic. While we enjoy the obvious humor of the setup, we can’t keep our eyes off Phoebe and Paul, especially with her arm wrapped about his neck.
Perhaps the two were celebrating Paul’s official divorced status. The TVD actor and his wife of two years, Pretty Little Liars star Torrey DeVitto, filed for divorce over the summer and Paul had no trouble hanging on to the majority of his assets during the break up. No wonder Paul looks so relaxed down under!