Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev devastated fans of The Vampire Diaries when they decided to call it quits, and Delena shippers are still dealing with the fallout from their 2013 breakup and Nina’s subsequent exit from the series—many TVD viewers were likely devastated when they watched Damon accidentally burn Elena’s comatose body during Friday night’s episode of The CW show.
Nina Dobrev departed from The Vampire Diaries last year, but her character is still a big part of the show. As the Inquisitr recently reported, some tabloids are also trying to lead fans to believe that Nina still plays a large role in Ian Somerhalder’s life—there are persistent reports that the former lovers aren’t over each other. However, both Ian and Nina continue to prove that they’re moving on with their lives. According to Collider, there’s a possibility that Nina Dobrev will return to The Vampire Diaries during the series’ final days (meaning that body-burning scene was just one of Damon’s hallucinations), but it doesn’t look like there’s any chance that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder will rekindle their real-life romance whenever this happens.
Ian Somerhalder is seemingly too busy fawning over wife Nikki Reed to think about his former flame. In fact, he recently told Entertainment Tonight that he and Nikki are ready to expand their family, and this time they’re not talking about adding another furball to their menagerie of rescue animals—the actor and actress known for playing vampires want to raise a little human together.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed already have nine “babies” to take care of: two horses, four dogs, and three cats. Living in a mini-zoo might keep the nurturing couple pretty busy, but the stress of caring for all those animals hasn’t made Nikki and Ian hesitant about having kids. According to Ian, he and his wife are “absolutely” ready to have a baby together.
“Well, you know, those are the coolest little things in the world,” Ian told Entertainment Tonight. “Standby.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Nikki Reed once said that she doesn’t think couples should have kids too soon after they get married. She and Ian Somerhalder have only been married for nine months, but perhaps her husband’s obvious desire to start a family has rubbed off on her.
During his Entertainment Tonight interview, Ian Somerhalder didn’t just talk about babies—he also talked about the possibility of following in Nina Dobrev’s footsteps by appearing on Lip Sync Battle. Ian seems open to the idea because he enjoyed watching Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum compete against each other the show, and he revealed that he and Nikki have plenty of practice when it comes to lip syncing.
“I watched the one that Channing and Jenna did and it was unbelievable, man!” Somerhalder said. “Yeah, I mean we do that every day anyways at home.”
Even though Nikki Reed is a professional singer, Ian Somerhalder says that he thinks he could hold his own against the Twilight star, and perhaps the couple would treat Lip Sync Battle viewers to dueling vampire-themed performances.
Fans of The Vampire Diaries got to see Nina Dobrev return to TV on last Thursday’s episode of Lip Sync Battle, and she tried to mess with competitor Tim Tebow’s head by grinding on his leg during her performance of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”
This televised flirtation and the Instagram photo below have sparked speculation that Nina and Tim might be dating. The snapshot was taken at DIRECTV’s Super Saturday Night pre-Super Bowl party.
Some of Nina’s Instagram followers responded to the photo by pointing out that Tim Tebow and Nina Dobrev are standing next to each other. Many of Nina’s fans seem to believe that this is a bit suspicious because it’s the second time the former NFL star and the actress have spent time together, and they’re already starting to ship Dobrev and Tebow. According to E! News, Nina Dobrev was most recently linked to Bridge of Spies star Austin Stowell, but there have been no reports of Nina and Austin spending time together since mid-January. As the Daily Mail reports, Austin did not join Nina when she vacationed in Hawaii late last month, so it’s possible that their romance has already ended.
According to Us Weekly, Tim Tebow’s last relationship was with former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. The former Denver Broncos quarterback and the beauty queen called it quits last November, and some sources claimed that the reason for their split was Tebow’s virginity vow. The football star has also dated actress Camilla Belle, so he seemingly has a thing for gorgeous celebrity brunettes like Nina Dobrev.
However, fans probably shouldn’t read too much into a photo that simply shows Nina Dobrev standing next to an attractive eligible bachelor at an event attended by numerous celebrities. Snoop Dogg shared another picture that was taken during the DIRECTV Super Bowl party, and it shows Nina hanging out with Joe Jonas.
Suoerbowl Saturday pic.twitter.com/i6KPx1jEnU
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) February 7, 2016
Do you think Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed will be making a pregnancy announcement before the end of this year? And do you think Nina Dobrev and Tim Tebow make a cute couple?
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