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Following his split with longtime girlfriend and Vampire Diaries co-star , it appears that is taking advantage of his free time to reconnect with his family.

According to a report from US Weekly, the star has headed home to New Orleans for a quality bonding session with his dad, Robert.

Ian was seen strolling casually along the coastline with his old man and family dog while checking out a plot of land he just bought for a new business venture. Meanwhile, Nina has apparently been spotted looking "so happy" whilst "partying with pals at West Hollywood hotspot Bootsy Bellows" over the weekend, joined by Vampire Diaries co-star .

I imagine that Somerhalder and Dobrev will continue to work together on The CW show, if only for professionalism's sake. Nevertheless, the usually schtum Ian seemed to disclose a small piece of his pain with a cryptic tweet recently, saying "A thought for today: 'People change and forget to tell each other"... All fingers pointing at Nina?

I'm just so curious to see whom each of them is going to date next. What are you thinking?


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