Delena fans took a collective intake of breath when E! suggested that old flames and were 'hooking up' once again.
Despite good vibes going on between the two - including some good-natured mutual praise during their win at the E! Best TV Couple of All Time Tournament - there's been no official confirmation of a reunion between the The Vampire Diaries.
Whether or not Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are indeed 'hooking up', lovers of The Vampire Diaries know what they want! Entertainment Wise conducted a survey amongst their readers asking if Ian and Nina should reunite, and a massive 87.31% majority of fans voted YES.
Somerhalder and Dobrev certainly value fan input. The gorgeous (ex?) couple said of their win at the E! awards:
[I]t's crazy! The Delena fans are so passionate and so enthusiastic and such rabid lovers of Damon and Elena's chemistry and their relationship that obviously we're incredibly flattered and excited about it. It is really awesome!
Ian Somerhalder also added a note of seriousness to the occasions, pointing out the difficulty of relationships both on and off-screen:
Relationships are hard in real life, and they're exceptionally hard in Mystic Falls because when you have happiness in Mystic Falls, you have no drama. And if you have no drama, you have no TV show.
True dat, Ian. Let's hope that the pair can be amicable and happy whatever their relationship holds. What do you think, Vampire Diaries fans? Are Delena destined to reunite, or should they seek other lucky partners for themselves?