Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photo: Nina Dobrev at the 2011 Emmys

How cool would it be to see Nina Dobrev stand next to fellow Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder on the Emmys red carpet, with both of them saying, “Yep, we’re dating and in love … and about to get engaged!”

That would be a red carpet moment to remember.  

Alas, that didn’t happen at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

[Photos: The Stars Shine at the 2011 Emmys Red Carpet]

Nina talked to E! solo during the Emmys pre-show coverage. Giuliana Rancic tried her best to get the scoop on their relationship, saying fans were expecting to see Nina and Ian walk the red carpet together.

But Nina just looked flustered and said "Ian is here somewhere, somewhere on the red carpet. He's definitely — if I was standing next to him I would be his arm candy, but um, yeah, I guess that's all I can say right now...”

Arm candy? She admitted she gets nervous and shy when talking about him, which Giuliana interpreted as him making her feel giddy. Maybe that’s what she meant, but she didn’t say it.

Later, Ian and Nina posted in Emmys pics together, but why didn’t they walk in together or do interviews together, like other couples did? It’s not like Mr. Smolderhotter is press shy.

Credit: You Tube Photo: Nina Dobrev Calls Herself Ian Somerhalder’s Arm Candy at the 2011 Emmys