Credit: Nina Dobrev on Twitter Photo: Nina Dobrev Clowning Around With Kendrick Sampson

Aw, geez. The cute overload between Nina and her new co-star has started already! Dobrev and Vampire Diaries season 5 cast member Kendrick Sampson (Jesse) snapped some goofy Instagram pics of themselves together and posted them last night.

Kendrick tweeted the photo first, saying, “Who are these two goofballs!? @ninadobrev #tvd #tvds5 #fun season premiere 10/3” and Nina replied using a different filter on the photo. Guess she’s an Instagram perfectionist! Nina tweeted her version with this reply: “Cute although I like this version better :P”

So now we have to wonder, was this photo snapped between takes on TVD? Or were these two out on the town together after shooting? Since Nina already broke her “Don’t date co-stars” rule with Ian, she could absolutely be doing it again with Kendrick, but from the way Season 5 is looking, she might just have to fight Candice Accola’s on-screen alter-ego Caroline Forbes for the stud’s favor.

And we say we blame her if romance is in the air. The boy does have a dreamy physique …   

Source: Nina Dobrev’s Twitter