As if we didn’t have enough reasons to envy Nina Dobrev (cool job, sweet hair, the hottest co-workers ever), we just might have another. Over the past two seasons of The Vampire Diaries, there’s been much speculation about Nina (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder’s (Damon) relationship status. Are they an item? (That airport stunt says yes!) Close friends? (Nina says that’s more like it!) Or is all their are they/aren’t they ish just for publicity?
That last one was definitely up there on our list of possibilities until a few extra pics of the duo hitting up super-hip musica festival Coachella — and looking mighty coupl-y — surfaced recently. One of the latest photos shows Nina and Ian canoodling to snap a pic on Nina’s iPhone (with what looks to be a leftover box of Chinese food at their feet — yum!) Another clearly displays the couple pair holding hands. Do “just friends” protectively lock digits like that?