After ending her three-year romance with Vampire Diaries costar Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev said she wanted to be alone for awhile. So much for that. It appears Nina has found a hot new man to keep her company. You'll never guess who it is!
Nina is rebounding with adorable Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough. How did that happen, you ask? Well, since her split with Ian, Nina has been spending a ton of time with her BFF Julianne Hough, Derek's sister. Soon, the actress fell for him. It's easy to see why. Derek is like a little ball of sunshine -- and it's not just because of his perfectly tanned skin and highlighted blond hair.
On DWTS, he was always one of the most positive and upbeat of the cast. Not only that, he was mesmerizing to watch. That is a fact certainly not lost on Nina. When Derek picked up his Emmy for Outstanding Choreography, she posted this message to her WhoSay account: "Those of us touched by your light got to watch you brighten up the rest of the world. Keep shining!"
Derek is totally smitten too. A source told Us Weekly, "He said he hasn't felt this way for a girl in a long time. Everyone approves." So sweet. He is probably just what she needs after a bad breakup.
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