Judging from her Instagram account, Nina Dobrev appears to be having the summer of her life. She's hitting the beach, wearing tiny bikinis, sipping tropical drinks out of massive coconuts, you know, the usual. Geeze, she's never looked happier, come to think of it ... Does this look like someone going through a tough breakup to you? A tough breakup from Fifty Shades of Grey hopeful Ian Somerhalder nonetheless?!
Oh, sure, you might argue that this is how you get over a breakup -- living it up, hanging with friends, soaking up the sun, etc. I wouldn't disagree. But it also makes me wonder if there was ever actually a relationship for her to have to spend much time getting over! Yes, I am totally suggesting that perhaps Nina and Ian were faking their relationship for press purposes!
Faux off-screen relationships between on-screen lovebirds are just another way publicists like to drum up interest in a franchise. The more we hear about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the less I believe they were ever actually in love. That could be the case for Nina and Ian as well?
There's also the possibility that it fizzled out, and that's why it looks like Nina isn't having a difficult time moving on. Perez Hilton reported a couple months back that a source said of the Vampire Diaries couple:
The relationship kind of brewed out of a friendship and the fact that they had to get into a romance for the show. [The breakup] was inevitable. I think she decided she wanted to experience other things.
I believe it! Cuz that's exactly what it appears Nina is now doing, eh? More power to her. What does she need that wannabe Christian Grey for anyway?!
Does Nina seem to be over Ian to you? Do you think their relationship was fake or just ran its course?
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