Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Tried Too Hard Prove They're Over Each Other at Comic-Con

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elena damon vampire diariesAfter successfully avoiding one another for a while now, ex-lovebirds Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev had no choice but to face their Vampire Diaries fans together at Comic-Con this past weekend. Sounds like it all went swimmingly, except for one totally cringe-worthy instance when the co-stars' nervous tension was put on display ...

A source tells E! News that Nina jokingly asked, "Is there anyone Elena hasn't made out with?" and an audience member shouted, "Me!" To the fan, Ian replied, "Give me your number. I'll set you up." Ack, whaaat?! So awkward! On both of their parts! Don't you think?

I'm sure it's just that they were both trying to joke around and prove that they're completely over the breakup and ready to move forward. But instead, it ended up coming off as weird and maybe trying a bit too hard. I actually feel bad for them both! An encounter like this -- and dealing with fans who you know want to know everything they can about your personal life -- can't possibly be easy. And given the position they're in, it's completely normal that they're having "growing pains" as an ex-couple.

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That said, you've gotta wonder if this awkward tension may end up translating on-set ... or worse, on-screen. Let's hope not. Seems like the two have the best intentions of being absolutely professional ... and going forward, the transition to strictly platonic will hopefully only get easier!

What's your take on Nina and Ian's "awkward encounter"?


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Judy Maurin

I do not like the CRAP the STIR, STIRS UP!

nonmember avatar Clare

I think Ian and Nina have moved on. But the fans haven't and they know they are being constantly watched. I noticed Ian went out of his way not to even look at Nina during the 30 minute panel. If he did, the Nian fans would be screaming reconciliation. One, two second shot of them talking during the signing had the fans making gifs and chanting they are still head over heels. Ian also had to take a photo down due to hate, where he dared to sit close to Kat Graham instead of Nina. Hang in there guys, season six will come and go soon. You'll be free from the madness finally.

nonmember avatar Delena always

Ian was just joking around like normal. I wouldn't read more into it than that. Ian does the same thing with Paul and others but because it's Nina fans go crazy and try to expand on it. I love Damon and Elena together but that doesn't mean I need them to be in real life. Their personal lives are exactly that, personal! I would love see them both happy, whatever that looks like.

Liz Young

A lot of these people like to exagerate.  Reading more into something, than it's already is.  And we the little followers keep on reading these c - -p like gospel.

Cynthia Stephan

They should never have gotten together in the first place.  Work is work even in Hollywood.  Plus Ian is too old for her.  She's just beginning to "Play" out her 20's - leave her play and find her destiny.  Ian needs a more establish mature in life woman who is ready to  settle down and make his dreams come true!!!!!  kiss

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