Nina Dobrev Is Dating ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Stud Derek Hough

Looks like Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has moved on from her co-star and boyfriend Ian Somerhalder. Dobrev is now reportedly dating Dancing With The Stars hunk, and Emmy winner Derek Hough.

Hough, a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars, is said to be romancing Dobrev. Despite the two denying that they’re a thing, sources have told E! that they are a pretty hot item.

One insider is saying that Nina and Derek didn’t begin seeing each other until August, while another source has hinted that they’re pretty hot and heavy. The other source said to E! that Derek and Nina are “somewhat serious.”

So how did the two meet? Well, it looks like Derek’s sister Julianne may have played a bit of matchmaker. It’s well documented that Julianne and Nina are best friends, so it was only a matter of time before the single gal spent some time with Julianne’s brother Derek.

Although the two aren’t going public just yet, that didn’t stop Nina from cheering on her beau after he won his very first Emmy last Sunday. During the broadcast, Dobrev sent out a tweet to Derek congratulating him on his Emmy win for Dancing With The Stars.

Nina Dobrev’s tweet read:

“@Derekhough!!!!!!!! #EMMYWINNER I cant express in 140 characters how unbelievably excited+incredibly proud I am of you. You deserve this.”

In addition to the tweet, Nina posted a picture of Derek holding up his statue on her Instagram. Looks like she’s not afraid to tell the world that she’s happy for her “friend.”

Derek’s response to Nina said it all, in a single reply that read:

Before Nina Dobrev started dating Derek Hough, she was with her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder for two years.

In addition to supporting her man’s Emmy win, Nina has also told her followers to vote for Derek Hough, and his Dancing With The Stars partner Amber Riley.

Looks like Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough are set to go the distance.

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