Romances can be hard to keep up with. Sometimes we forget who we’re dating. But Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) are a couple who make it difficult to discern whether they’re together or not.

For example, lots of cute and flirty photos seemed to indicate The Vampire Diaries stars were dating as far back as 2010. But they always played coy when asked about their relationship. Then in September 2012, Nina admitted to Seventeen magazine that she’d fought the connection between herself and Ian for a long time before finally giving in.

So as of a few months ago, they were definitely together. How about now? Well, the pair were spotted shopping for Christmas trees in December, and Ian wished the “beautiful” Nina a happy birthday via Twitter on January 9.

At the Celebrity Beach Bowl over Super Bowl weekend, Nina and Ian looked as in love as ever, chasing each other around the arena.

Looks like their relationship is as strong as ever!