"The Vampire Diaries" alum Nina Dobrev and new boyfriend Austin Stowell, who were plagued by split rumours, proved that they were still together last week when they indulged in some public display of affection.
Split rumours started doing the rounds after Dobrev reportedly took a break from her boyfriend to spend more time with her friends. But on Thursday, Dobrev and Stowell, who have been dating since June, put to rest these rumours when they were spotted kissing and hugging in New York City.
The actress has been spending a lot of time with friends since her exit from the CW vampire drama, and recently she opened up about her decision to exit the show saying change was necessary in life.
"Change is necessary – necessary for you to grow and to learn and to better yourself," she said at Teen Choice Awards. "Because everything in your life comes to an end. And, as this chapter in my life comes to an end, I look back at it with a grateful heart, and I smile."
While everything seems to be going fine on the romance front, reports swirling around indicates that Dobrev might return to "The Vampire Diaries" and back into ex boyfriend Ian Somerhalder's life
But a source told HollywoodLife that both Somerhalder and Dobrev have moved on.
"Ian found the love of his life. He has dealt with his emotions for Nina — they are friendly and nothing more. And now, they really don't talk since she is away from the show. He's moved on, so the emotion is not that deep, he is all in for Nikki and Nikki only," the source said.
Reportedly, both Somerhalder and Dobrev knew about their respective romances before it became public.
"Ian actually knew about Nina's new relationship, but he never really brought it up while on set. He respected that she didn't want to hear about Nikki and she respected he didn't want to hear about Austin. One less thing to worry about. Ian is all about Nikki, his causes, the show and a handful of metaphysical stuff that goes through his mind. He just wants Nina to be happy, and if she is happy with Austin that is good enough for him," the source added.