The Vampire Diaries fandom seems to be split down the middle by Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's relationship, or the lack of it.
Rumors are constantly swirling that the pair have got back together in secret to enjoy each other without the destructive pressure of press intrusion, but there has been absolutely no evidence of this... But, that doesn't stop those shipping Nian desperately believing it!
Now, these rumors have been given a new dimension though.
There are insidious whispers that Ian and Nina will reveal their previously secret relationship soon to generate a rush of publicity for Somerhalder's new movie, [The Anomaly](movie:983906) .
I don't know about you guys, but this totally doesn't sound like Dobrev or Somerhalder to me. The Anomaly is a low budget movie that 35-year-old Ian took on due to his love of the script and the passion of the director.
If he was looking to milk a cash cow, he could have appeared in a much more mainstream movie. [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) star might only be a TV actor, but with his colossal fan base, high profile directors and producers would walk on glass to have the draw of Somerhalder's face attached to their projects.
Besides, Somerhalder always seems like such a dreamy romantic kind of character to me. Surely pulling such a cold, cynical move to turn a few column inches would go against the truth and humanity that he believes in?
I would be shocked if this rumor turns out to be true, and a little bit disappointed too.
What are your thoughts?
Would Ian Somerhalder pull a publicity stunt like this?
(Source: International Business Times)