There was a time when Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were happily together. Of course, the two eventually parted ways after Somerhalder wanted to get serious with their relationship. While Somerhalder moved on and married Nikki Reed, Dobrev has bounced around from one romance to another. Now, the former Vampire Diaries star is involved with Vin Diesel. Is she using her new relationship as a way to get back at Somerhalder?
According to the Hollywood Gossip, Dobrev and Diesel are currently working together on the film, XxX: The Return of Xander Cage. To express his excitement at working with Dobrev, Diesel recently took to Instagram and praised his co-star for her talents as well as her looks.
“Actors like Nina make every scene better,” Diesel shared in the short clip. “Blessed to have her in Our XxX franchise… She does Hot/Sexy/Hilarious effortlessly.”
In response, Dobrev joked that she actually paid Diesel to make the comments. “I paid Vin to say all those things about me,” she wrote in her repost on Instagram. “Best $50 bucks I’ve ever spent.”
At this point, it is unclear if Dobrev and Diesel are actually seeing each other behind-the-scenes. Either way, fans are still holding out that hope that Dobrev and Somerhalder will reunite in some capacity in the near future, whether that’s in real life or on screen.
As far as Dobrev’s relationship with Somerhalder is concerned, it appears as though the two are on good terms. In fact, when Somerhalder exchanged vows with Reed, Dobrev had nothing but good things to say about her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.
“When I heard about the wedding, I thought it was beautiful,” Dobrev stated. “They look happy and I am happy and so I don’t see why there should be a problem with that. The drama is in the media, it’s not with us.”
While it does seem likely that Somerhalder and Dobrev will ever get back together in real life, Movie News Guide is reporting that there is a chance to the will reunite on the small screen. Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries at the end of Season 6, but there is a shot that her character will return in a crossover with The Originals.
Nina Dobrev is reportedly in talks to join The Originals in the new season. It isn’t known which character Dobrev might play, though executive producer Julie Plec has stated in the past that her original character, Elena, still has a story to tell.
“[There] is still a chapter of [Elena’s] story left to be told,” Plec said. “[I’ll] take [Dobrev] for whatever she’s willing to do to tell that story.”
As fans are well aware, the Vampire Diaries has suffered in the ratings department ever since Dobrev decided to leave the show. In fact, the series was even moved to a different night for the second half of Season 7. With the threat of cancellation constantly looming, the series could definitely use a boost in ratings, which a reunion between Somerhalder and Dobrev would certainly accomplish.
That being said, a report by Parent Herald indicates that Dobrev is not looking to make a return to television. Instead, Dobrev is firmly focused on expanding her opportunities in the movie industry and does not want to go back to The Originals or The Vampire Diaries.
Of course, Dobrev has yet to land any major roles on the big screen, so there is a possibility that she’ll make a cameo at some point on The CW. In the meantime, fans can only wait and see what becomes of The Vampire Diaries as the 7th season continues to unfold.
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