Ian Somerhalder Sends Nina Dobrev Sweet Birthday Wishes On Twitter

Patricia Didelot

Seems Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are still very close, and he obviously still cares enough about her that he sent her a sweet, public birthday wish on Twitter.

It's not the first time Ian has been sweet with Nina on Twitter and he is always very complimentary of his ex and current co-star in The Vampire Diaries.

Back in September, when Dobrev scored the Cosmopolitan magazine cover, Ian Somerhalder also took to Twitter telling Nina:

"In a store this morning-who do I see?The one&only @ninadobrev," he captioned it, as reported by The Inquisitr at the time. "These things are almost gone so If you haven't gotten this magazine off of a shelf-get one. One word: Stunning… Congrats Nina! Xo Ian."

Not too many ex-boyfriends, especially in Hollywood have bee so nice.

The couple is obviously close and also co-stars. On Wednesday, they were awarded the Favorite On Screen Chemistry Award at the People's Choice for their portrayal of lovers Elena and Damon on the CW hit series.

On Stage they were all smiles and Ian Somerhalder couldn't help himself and planted a smooch on Nina's cheek.

They joked about their current friendship and break-up during their acceptance speech:

"And yet our characters are still dating on the show," Somerhalder said.

"It's a good thing it's not awkward," Dobrev added with a nervous laugh.

Ian Somerhalder had been tweeting about their preparations for the awards during the day and sharing photos on Instagram:

Also after the awards, a very happy-looking Ian Somerhalder shared this photo with their award:

Also after the awards ceremony the couple was joined by Julianne Hough and The Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson to celebrate Nina Dobrev's birthday the following day.

A midnight snack with @ninadobrev @juliannehough @iansomerhalder @julieplec pic.twitter.com/w4CPGJzBMZ

— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) January 9, 2014

Happy Birthday @ninadobrev with @iansomerhalder @juliannehough @julieplec pic.twitter.com/rey0OmLElo

— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) January 9, 2014

At 2 am Ian Somarhalder send the sweet official birthday message to Nina Dobrev:

Happy Birthday @ninadobrev!!! The world loves you!We all do;) Enjoy the moment, enjoy the day,enjoy the year!

— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) January 9, 2014

In 2013 there was more proof of the fact that Ian Somerhalder is not just a pretty face, but a sensitive, caring man.

He and Nina shared the birth of puppies, who they helped bring into the world in an emotional experience. On Thursday he updated fans on Instagram on the puppies progress:

In case anyone is wondering why these two are not dating anymore, Ian Somerhalder reportedly wanted to settle down and start a family and Nina Dobrev, who is 10-years his junior, wasn't quite ready. Maybe in a few years?