Credit: Nate Buzolic Instagram

Things between Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin are getting serious!

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!

Rumors of Paul and Phoebe’s romance sparked back in July, when the two were spotted getting cozy at Comic Con. Over the past few months, Phoebe has been hanging out with Paul’s sisters and the rumored couple has even been spotted hunting for apartments in New York City — and that wasn’t the first time they were spotted in the Big Apple together.

But Paul isn’t the only one who has moved on. His ex-wife Torrey is currently in a relationship with pro surfer Carlos Munoz. We hope they spent their holiday on a different beach…

How cute are Paul and Phoebe on the beach? Sound off in the comments!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!