The Vampire Diaries conventions are always very illuminating. The cast often talk about their favorite episodes, hilarious pranks, and whether or not they can start their own Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants club. The BloodyNightCon 2013 convention, which took place in Brussels over the weekend, was no exception.

Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) took to the stage amidst rumors — reported by both People magazine and US Weekly — that he and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) split. While he never addressed the topic directly, some fans are hoping that an offhand remark means that the gossip is false.

During his panel with Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), a fan asked if they’ve ever seen anyone at the conventions that looks like someone they know. When Candice answered with a “yes,” Ian jumped in. “You just see me,” he joked. Candice agreed, saying that was especially true back when Ian’s doppelganger Jamie Christlow used to dress as the TVD star.

“That was crazy,” said Ian. “I used to just want to go up and hug him... And Jamie and I looked at each other and said, ‘Dude, if we were single, we could do some damage.’ Two brothers? Twins?”

It’s that “if we were single” part that has fans in an uproar. To us, it sounds like Ian is recalling a past conversation and doesn’t necessarily shed light on his current relationship status. Then again, neither Ian’s nor Nina’s reps have made an official comment about the breakup.

Do you think they’re still together?