It appears that Nina Dobrev is moving on after congratulating her ex lover Ian Somerhalder for his wedding to BFF Nikki Reed. The 'Vampire Diaries' alum is reportedly seeing actor Austin Stowell amid rumors that she's ditched Zedd because of Selena Gomez.
Following the wedding between Somerhalder and Reed, Dobrev has come clean about her thoughts on her ex-boyfriend marrying her girl pal. Contrary to spiralling rumors that she has bad blood with Somerhalder and Reed, Dobrev claimed that she's happy for the couple, Design & Trend has learned.
"I love him and the friendship is still strong, and I think he's great and I care about him. And that didn't change. Yes, we're professional and that's fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now," Nina said.
It can be noted that in the wake of Dobrev's departure from CW's 'Vampire Diaries,' several speculations claiming she cut her ties from the series because of Somerhalder surfaced.
Meanwhile, since exiting TVD, Dobrev was said to have bonded with Zedd, but the supposed budding romance between the two was cut off because Dobrev does not want to upset girl pal Selena Gomez.
Nonetheless, it seems that because of Dobrev's effort to keep her distance from Zedd, Gomez rewarded her good deed by introducing her to 'Whiplash' star Austin Stowell.
Gomez and Stowell co-starred in a couple of projects like 'In Dubious Battle' and 'Behaving Badly,' so it's very possible that Justin Bieber's ex was the one who introduced the hunky celeb to Dobrev.
Since their introduction, Dobrev and Stowell have been spending time with each other.
Hollywood Life reports Dobrev and Stowell even shared a kiss during the Indianapolis 500 on May 24.
Days prior, the rumored couple shared a number of sweet and cute photos on Instagram.
One of the photos even shows Stowell wrapping his arm around Dobrev. Fans quickly noted that they are very excited for a potential romance between the two.