Credit: Instagram Photo: Ian Somerhalder and Grumpy Cat on March 10, 2013

Be still our hearts! What’s this? Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) has a new love?

Don’t worry. Even though The Vampire Diaries star was wooed by an enchanting little lady over the weekend, Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) has nothing to be concerned about. Ian tweeted a photo of himself and Grumpy Cat — the world’s grumpiest cat — with the caption, “Me and my new love,” yesterday.

If you know your memes, then you’ll recognize Grumpy Cat from many an Internet photo. She was at South by Southwest this weekend, which is where Ian met her. We are so jealous. Of Ian. We love Grumpy Cat.

So what was Ian doing at SXSW, besides meeting Internet-famous kitties? He spoke on a panel for the news website RYOT; he’s a member of their advisory board. Later he answered a bunch of questions that fans tweeted in a series of videos.

So where was Nina the whole time? In LA, attending a John Varvatos benefit. She has a few days off, and she’s glad to be staying put for a while. “And I'm back! Thank you sun for shining brightly for my arrival. Uhhhh I could NOT get on a plane for 10days+be so happy. Thank god Im not!” she wrote on Twitter.

Ah, the life of a jetsetter!

Sources: Twitter, Instagram