ian somerhalder nina dobrevWhether or not he's destined to be our Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades flick, Ian Somerhalder still holds the key to many female fans' hearts ... But who holds the key to his? If a recent tweet is any indication, it sounds like that honor may still go to on-again, off-again GF and co-star Nina Dobrev.

Back from a hiatus and filming Vampire Diaries again, Ian tweeted, "Do what love-love what you do.At work by dreaded 6:30AM,like many... Love these damn people. #TVD cast&cree truly amazing people." Okay, okay, so he didn't outright say he loves NINA specifically! But he has been pontificating about how much his character Damon loves her character Elena, and thus, it's not completely nutso to read between the lines here, right?

Of his character's romance, Ian said:

[Damon] got the girl, at a great expense. It's gotta be so strange for this guy. He was so in love with Katherine for so many years, working off the naivety of a 23-year-old man. To be in love with this woman who really broke your heart, and then all of a sudden to find a woman who is identical in every way, shape, and form, who is 160 years his junior.

Again, not screaming from the rooftops that he's hopelessly devoted to Nina off-screen as much as on ... And given that she recently posted a pic on Instagram that had us wondering if she's still bitter about their breakup, I woudn't bet on them being an item again just yet. But there are likely still feelings there, and given how closely they have to work together on this upcoming season of Vampire Diaries, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up declaring their undying love for one another all over again!

Do you think Ian's dropping hints that he's not over Nina?

 

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