Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder broke up over two years ago, and they have both moved on with their lives. Ian married Twilight actress Nikki Reed, and Nina started dating other guys. Nina also left The Vampire Diaries after Season 6, dashing Delena shippers’ dreams that she and Ian Somerhalder would eventually get back together off-screen. Even though there’s plenty of evidence that Nina and Ian are never getting back together, there are still persistent rumors that they are not over their split.
Celeb Dirty Laundry recently suggested that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are using their social media accounts to make each other jealous. The site speculates that Nina is trying to make Ian regret his decision to marry Nikki Reed by posting photos of her “amazing little bikini body” on Instagram. However, these allegations didn’t shame Nina Dobrev into putting a stop to her bikini picture posting—shortly after Celeb Dirty Laundry published its story, Nina flaunted her “#BubbleButt” by regramming one of the photos that her close friend Jessica Szohr took during their recent trip to Maui.
During last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle, Nina Dobrev really sexed up her performance of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” so her fans better be prepared for an onslaught of stories about how she was trying to make Ian Somerhalder jealous by choosing such a sensual song. Nina Dobrev competed against former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow on the SPIKE TV show, and The Vampire Diaries actress decided to use the virgin sports star’s leg as a stripper pole. Total Pro Sports jokes that “Tebow’s right leg may have finally lost its virginity to the crotch area of Dobrev’s jeans.”
According to UPROXX, Nina also gave Tim Tebow a thrill by dressing up like him to perform OMI’s “Cheerleader.” But unfortunately for the beefy Rocky Balboa wannabe, he probably didn’t score a date with his Lip Sync Battle competitor — E! News reports that Nina is currently dating Austin Stowell. The Dolphin Tale star helped the former Delena half celebrate her 27th birthday last month.
While Nina Dobrev is supposedly using her sex appeal to make Ian Somerhalder jealous, Ian and his wife are being accused of trying too hard to convince the world that they have a blissful marriage. Celeb Dirty Laundry points out that Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed often use their Instagram and Twitter pages to flaunt their love. They share romantic photos like the one below, which Ian recently shared in celebration of nine months of marriage to Nikki. He called her his “one and only human” (as opposed to his “one and only vampire?).
Nikki Reed’s recent birthday message for Ian Somerhalder was even more sickeningly saccharine, and it was embellished with some of the floweriest language you’ll likely ever read on Instagram.
“You are my every dream brought to life. With our hands pressed together I know that we will always find our way home. You are a gift to this world, a teacher of light and a student of love. You radiate warmth in vibrant reds and deep orange hues. I often wonder what it would be like to see autumn arrive through your eyes. Here is to the next 65 years together, holding hands, strolling through the woods, still learning, still listening. Happy happy birthday…I love you.”
Celeb Dirty Laundry speculates that Nikki and Ian’s Instagram behavior is evidence that their marriage is already suffering. The site suggests that they’re publicly sharing so many lovey-dovey message with their fans because they’re desperate to “cover up just how bad things are.”
According to Gossip Cop, there have also been rumors that Nikki Reed is jealous of Nina Dobrev and worried about the possibility of Ian Somerhalder running back to his ex. Fans of The Vampire Diaries continue to use social media to let Ian and Nina know just how much they miss Delena, so the actor and actress are forced to think about their former romance whenever they see hashtags like “#WemissDamonandElena” trending on Twitter. However, a source denied that the social media behavior of Vampire Diaries fans is making Nikki Reed worry about losing her husband to his ex.
What do you think? Are Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev thinking about each other every time they post something on Instagram?
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