ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

I knew that People's Choice Awards kiss wasn't that platonic! Rumor has it that smouldering Ian Somerhalder and delightful Nina Dobrev are dating but keeping their relationship strictly under wraps.

A naughty little source has been whispering into Celeb Dirty Laundry's ear and reignited the faint glimmer of hope that Somerhalder and Dobrev's relationship is back on track. and are not "technically" an item just yet but they are said to be "seeing each other" again, after breaking up last summer. The exes may have publicly confirmed their breakup with a carefully choreographed speech just 2 weeks ago but, true love runs a curious path!

A source told the website that;

They’re both doing their best to keep it quiet. They’re not sure if they’re going to go back into full dating mode, especially since they’re still on good terms and don’t want to ruin their existing friendship

If Nina and Ian are really serious about keeping things on the down-low, they need to reassess their 'friends' carefully! The sneaky source then went on to say;

Nina’s not sure whether she’s willing to go through the public speculation and media attention that comes from being part of a beloved Hollywood couple, especially one that has so many fans

I can't blame Nina for wanting to dip her toe in the water in full protective gear. The media piranhas can strip a tender romance to its bones within seconds with their inquisitive fangs and, thats not to mention team Delana...

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder's smouldering romance on 'The Vampire Diaries'

Living up to such an epic on-screen romance must be a tough gig to play. Nobody wants to be yanking their partners hair out of the plughole in the domestic sphere while manufactured passion is still expected to sizzle at work. Feeling like your relationship is at its most romantic when you are playing an idealized TV couple can't be healthy and I am never surprised when an on/off screen romance takes its last faltering steps.

That being said maybe Somerhalder and Dobrev have got things right by desperately seeking some much needed privacy. One things for sure, if the romance rumors do prove to be true, it will be a while until Joe public gets to know. The fate of the maybe couple rests in the hands of The Vampire Diaries itself. If the storylines have a "crazy focus on them" in the new season then their rumored affair might stay locked up in the closet for a long time.

What a tough choice! Would you guys rather see Damon and Elena get steamy again or, would Somerhalder and Dobrev being in a real life romance make up for a lack of sizzling storylines?

Source: International Business Times via Celeb Dirty laundry

Images: US Magazine via Wire Images, The Gorgeous Geek

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