A match made in vampire heaven? The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder and Twilight’s Nikki Reed are officially dating, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.
The new couple was spotted out together all weekend, first jogging side-by-side in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19, then cuddling at Studio City Farmers Market on Sunday, July 20. Somerhalder kept his arms around Reed, kissing her on the cheek several times.
“Nikki Reed and Ian Somerholder are dating,” a source tells Us, noting that the pair were spotted having dinner last week in the San Fernando Valley. The pair also grabbed a bite to eat at Kiwami in Studio City on Tuesday, July 15.
The pairing isn’t a huge surprise, as Somerhalder and Reed run in the same Hollywood circles and Somerhalder dated Reed’s Twilight costar Ashley Greene briefly back in 2009. Reed is also a close friend of Somerhalder’s famous costar ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev—and, in fact, Dobrev and Reed both dated Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough. Derek was Reed’s first fling following her March split from husband Paul McDonald after two years of marriage.
Why didn’t it work out between Reed and Hough?
“It was never going to be super serious,” another source tells Us. “They were crazy about each other but it wasn’t like they were talking about settling down—Nikki just got out of a marriage!” Another source added the pair “fizzled out” once the dancer embarked on his MOVE tour.
In March a rep for Reed revealed the actress was ending her marriage to American Idol alum McDonald, noting, “They remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together.”
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