Ian Somerhalder doesn’t seem too torn up over the news that his Vampire Diaries co-star and ex-girlfriend of three years, Nina Dobrev, is now dating Dancing With the Stars cutie Derek Hough.

In fact, these two exes are downright supportive of each other. The two stars showed a mutual respect for each other during a Twitter exchange after Ian was awarded a Conde Nast Traveler Visionary award for his efforts in encouraging teens to embrace environmentalism.

“I'm crazy stupid proud to be in this. Thank you to all for this honor and I look forward to collaborating with all I met last night. Such a monumental moment in my life,” Ian wrote alongside an Instagram photo of himself holding the award. After personally thanking a few select individuals, Ian wrote, “The world is a better place because you are in it... Thanks for snapping this shot- photo credit @ninadobrev from set of the Vampire Diaries Love Ian.”

To express her encouragement in ways other than snapping an Instagram pic of her co-star, Nina tweeted, “@CondeNastTraveler Recognizes you for your relentless outreach + using it to change the world as you have + will continue to do. MAJOR Congrats!"

But the tweets of mutual admiration don’t end there!

“Awwww!” Ian wrote back. “Thank you NINA-thank you for the love & support. Truly. Xo Ian.”

We’re glad to see that these two ex-lovebirds are still on great terms, even with the news of Nina’s blossoming relationship with Derek.

Do you think these two exes should remain close friends? Let us know in the comments below.

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