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A lot has been written about "The Vampire Diaries" actress Nina Dobrev's alleged desire to get back with her former lover Ian Somerhalder, who got engaged to actress Nikki Reed last month after six months of dating. But is there really a Dobrev-Somerhalder-Reed love triangle?

Rumours of an alleged romance between the two started doing the rounds after Dobrev was reportedly spotted resting her head on Somerhalder's shoulders while filming the finale of "The Vampire Diaries."

"Nina and Ian were VERY touchy in between takes," a HollywoodLife source who was on the Atlanta set of the vampire drama told the outlet. "Nina walked in and sat next to Ian on the pew. When she sat down, she immediately leaned her head on his shoulder and just sat there for a few minutes until it was time to roll."

This seemingly friendly gesture is what reignited romance rumours, with several publications noting that Reed was getting insecure about the possibility of a Somerhalder-Dorbrev romance.

A short while later, the same publication noted that Dobrev was giving Somerhalder the cold shoulder post his engagement to Reed.

However, the truth appears to be that Somerhalder and Dobrev have remained friends ever since their split in 2013, and both of them have been nothing but cordial and supportive of each other.

"The Vampire Diaries" actress quashed rumours of a feud by uploading on Instagram a picture of Somerhalder wearing a tutu. "It's not everyday you come to set and the Directors wearing a Tutu. Unless said Director is @IanSomerhalder. Then it's totally normal," she captioned the image.

Shortly after their split, Dobrev spoke to E!Online about her relationship with Somerhalder saying that even though they weren't together, she considers him one of her good friends.

"If you're with someone for that long, there's obviously the qualities in them that you enjoy and that doesn't change just because you're not together anymore. I have an enormous amount of respect and love for him and everyone. That doesn't change, it shouldn't, otherwise why were you with them?"

In the meantime, Somerhalder and Reed celebrated Valentine's Day on Sunday by heading out to the beach, and the duo shared the moment with fans through photos on their Instagram page.

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