After being cast mates for more than a year, Ian and Nina began spending a little more one-on-one time together.Near the end of 2010, the couple were spotted hanging out in Australia as they visited tourist sites like the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.She told 3 Nina’s comments didn’t do much to stop speculation about their relationship, however, especially since the two of them were spotted less than 2 months later on a trip to Paris.Not only were they in the most romantic city in the world, but they also brought along both of their mothers – a strong suggestion that the two of them were much more than friends.In 2012, entertainment magazines claimed that Ian had proposed to Nina, and said she refused him.Hoping to dispel the rumors, Nina and Ian both spoke with to set the story straight. I’m really young.” She added, “I’m a career woman and a young, very driven woman and I’ve got a lot I have to accomplish before I settle down and have kids and do any of that.” Ian also laughed off the false story that he had been turned down by Nina. “If it were true, I would admit to it, ‘cause getting turned down builds character!They look happy and I am happy and so I don’t see why there should be a problem with that.” 9 Ian and Nina haven’t shied away from discussing their split, or the fact that they have remained good friends.In 2014, the two of them won the “Best Chemistry” award at the People’s Choice Awards, and used their acceptance speech as an opportunity to joke about their split.
They were also seen stealing kisses backstage at the event.Nina explained that their decision to talk about their breakup was their attempt to move past the awkwardness and have fun.“I was trying to figure out, like what do you say in that situation? “We were like, well, we’re cool, we’re friends and costars., Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were caught up in a complicated love triangle amid the supernatural world of Mystic Falls.Perhaps it was the intensity of the show, or the fact that danger breeds romance, but the two of them started a real life relationship that lasted 3 years.