ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
Movie Pilot's celebrity savant
Karly Rayner

The whole internet is lighting up with the news that Ian Somerhalder has a brand new flame, but his ex girlfriend Nina Dobrev has been totally left in the dark.

To add insult to injury, Nina Dobrev is also close friends with Ian's new love interest Nikki Reed, who the 35-year-old actor was spotted cuddling up to in public recently. Ouch!

An insider close to Ian and Nina told Hollywood Life that, although Somerhalder is trying his best to be considerate, Nina "hasn't be told anything" about his new romance. The anonymous source spilled that;

Ian and Nikki are still in the trial stage of their relationship and they haven’t shared with many that they are testing it out. They don’t ever want to broadcast to the world what they are doing in their personal life, especially if it isn't going to go anywhere. They are definitely keeping others [Nina & Paul's] feelings close as they work on their decisions to start an exclusive relationship together. They don’t want to upset anyone. It is beyond baby steps right now between the two and Nina hasn't been told anything. But Nina isn't stupid either, she reads the gossip like the rest of us so she will know soon enough

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but this doesn't sound like the way you should treat a close friend who you have "enormous amount of respect" for.

Sure, it's awkward to talk about new relationships and romantic feelings with an ex partner, but Ian must understand how humiliating it must be for Nina to be the last to know about his new girlfriend?

[The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) on-screen/off-screen couple have been waxing poetic about how positive and understanding their relationship is since they split, and if any of this is true, it's just embarrassing.

Especially for Ian Somerhalder's 'nice guy' public image...

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(Source: Hollywood Life)

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