Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder gush about each other, is a proposal coming?

It was just last week that the National Enquirer reported that Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, 22, and Ian Somerhalder, 32, were very close to getting engaged to be married. They’ve been dating for over a year, and Ian was said to be planning to propose, which wouldn’t be a surprise to Nina, according to the Enquirer’s source. Well US Weekly got them both on the record at Fashion Week gushing about each other, so I would bet that the Enquirer story was accurate. You can tell from the quotes that they tried to give kind of low-key general statements about each other, but that they couldn’t help but gush a little. I wonder if they were standing right next to each other when they said this, and if they heard each other saying it. I wish there was a video! I sound like a fan girl, don’t I?

When Us Weekly caught up with the couple at The CW’s Fall Premiere Party in Burbank, Calif. Saturday, Somerhalder, 32, said there are “a million things” he loves about his girlfriend of more than a year.

“She truly enjoys life,” he gushed. “Her desire to experience and appreciate everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great.”

That’s not the only reason Somerhalder is head-over-heels for the Bulgarian-Canadian actress, 22.

“When you’re really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it,” he said. “But they sort of poke you in all of the places — it all makes sense because they know you so well and it really pisses you off, but it forces you to sort of be introspective and ask yourself, ‘Wow, is that really how people see me?’ Apparently so!”

Dobrev — who wowed in a Dior dress and Brian Atwood shoes at the star-studded event — is equally as enamored with Somerhalder.

“He always has a positive outlook and positive energy, and he’s always happy,” she told Us. “He is a glass-half-full kind of guy, not half-empty.”

[From US Weekly]

This makes me squee a little, and not because I’m a big Vampire Diaries fan. I gave up on it midway through the last season. A lot of you made the case in the comments on the last post that it’s a very good show and that it’s not fair to compare it to True Blood. Maybe I’ll give it another chance, although I still maintain that it got too hard to follow recently. I also read the books for Vampire Diaries, and while the first four were ok, the fifth one (The start of The Return series) was outrageously bad and I put it down. I’ll admit that it colored my expectations for the series, which was not fair. I liked it a while ago, I can probably enjoy it again.



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  1. foozy says:

    i like both shows but a slight preference for true blood but there’s a reason..let’s just say vampire diaries is a younger version of true blood and has less explicit love scenes etc…
    of course skarsgard would also have something to do with it….

  2. Quest says:

    I love them on and off the screen. Ian is hot and so loving and Nina has great chemistry with him.

  3. Cali says:

    Omg the TVD books were HORRIBLE. Beyond HORRIBLE. But, the show had me hooked from the first episode (and now my husband, too). I agree that the story got a little confusing for a short while there. But it is a million times better than True Blood. I completely give up on that mess of a show.

  4. Cheyenne says:

    I’ve never seen TVD but I’ve always liked him ever since I saw that godawful version of “Pulse”.

  5. Mia says:

    Since they film here, people in Atlanta already knew they were together and let them be. They are very nice and sweet with each other. Good luck to them if they do marry.

  6. Iheartlasagne says:

    That header pic is terrible but generally I think he’s very, very pretty. Like ridiculously so at times (it’s the eyes & eyebrows). I enjoyed the Blue October series he did on the Planet Green channel and I loved watching him and all the other eye candy on Lost. Good luck to them!

  7. Gabrielle says:

    I love Vampire Diaries. I hate True Blood. It’s too porno. I also like Twilight. The main reason I watch True Blood is because of Ian. He is hotter than Sparkles. The Vampire Diaries books were terrible. I could only get through one. The Twilight books were much better.

  8. Jen34 says:

    I’ve never watched the Vampire Diaries, but I’ve liked him since Lost. Judging by his tweets, he seems like a genuinely nice, caring guy.

  9. Cheyenne says:

    @Gabrielle: I can’t begin to imagine how bad The Vampire Diaries are if they are actually better than the Twilight series, because the Twilight books are absolutely dreadful.

  10. Mikki says:

    The Vampire Diaries are my guilty pleasure! I couldn’t abide Twilight and I feared TVD would be similar, but I think it’s more than just a teen-angst show – mainly due in part to Ian’s portrayal of Damon! So sweet that he and Nina are together, makes me smile.

  11. Cali says:

    I DO NOT get this guys appeal. He looks smelly and dirty and a cross between Freddy Mercury and Angelina Jolie’s brother o_0…and is he really with a 22 year old that looks more like a 14 year old? Gross!!!!!

  12. Leigh says:

    @ Cheyenne – oh yeah. The Twilight books were awful, so were the movies, which is why they made so much ridiculous money. lol.. Not your taste maybe, but apparently A LOT of other people’s…

  13. MK says:

    I’m thisclose to giving up on True Blood. This season was terrible. I still have the last two or three episodes on DVR and can’t even get motivated to watch them. On the other hand, I am psyched for Vamp Diaries to come back. Most reliably entertaining show on network tv, next to maybe The Good Wife.

    I don’t care much about their personal relationship, but it does not surprise me at all given their ridiculous on-screen chemistry.

  14. Paula says:

    He looks gorgeous and she’s very pretty. It’s hateful to see such a good looking couple but it’s fun seeing them together and happy.

  15. Rachel says:

    I like how they are very low key, not over the top, and when they speak of each other it is just positive things and not on their relationship….I think I’ve only seen a few pap photos of them in Paris, Coachella, & the airport. When the Biebs is in the news all the time (ugh) it makes me look fondly at more mature couples.

  16. Rita says:

    They look lovely together. Wish them all the best.

  17. Yetty says:

    I really love them together,they make a great and wonderful couple and i wish they could get married and be happy with each other.They are awesome when they are together in vampires dairies and they are even more awesome together in this pictures.Am really happy for them.Because of them i never want series vampires dairies to end,i wanted it to continue.

  18. jane says:

    they are really cute
    love this couple

  19. loop says:

    I love the VD and I love those two, but its hard NOT to enjoy life when you’re 22, popular, beautiful and canadian!

  20. Kandice says:

    I think Nina and Ian have been a couple more like 16-17 months and have done extremely well with keeping it to themselves. So if there’s ever a proposal, we wont be hearing about it.
    Good luck to them. I respect them for wanting privacy and not a circus. What a beautiful couple.

  21. LittleMissSunshine says:

    So we’re really not going to comment on the fact that when he was celebrating his 21st birthday, she was 11? Seems a little icky to me.

  22. Datherine says:

    1) Good to hear you are giving VD another chance, it is a GREAT show. 2) Ian is a GORGEOUS guy as is Nina Dobrev and together they make a STUNNING couple

  23. Ruby Red Lips says:

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  24. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Little Miss Sunshine – they are both concenting adults, perfectly legal and acceptable. its only icky coz u went there in the first place!! ;) They look happy and in love so gd luck to them

  25. kari says:

    what’s with all the vamp romance? Nina and Ian? Kristen and Rob? Anna and Stephen? it’s like if you play a vampire, the woman you bite is your gf in real life. It’s weird.

  26. bee says:

    Love TVD, mainly because of Damon, I find Nina’s character annoying. But I think they’re both absolutely stunning!

  27. Ashley says:

    @LittleMissSunshine – 10 years is not a startling or uncommon age difference between adults. Brad & Angelina are 11 years apart, Ellen & Portia are 15 years apart, and Jay-Z & Beyonce have 12 years between them.

    My parents did just fine with a 20 year age difference.

  28. dahlia1947 says:

    They look very cute together and happy! I’m glad! He is so hot.. I just imagine how S*& is with him! I had to say that! I mean he is soooo hot!

  29. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Gave up on the show too. Not because it was too hard to follow. I just got bored. I rather like her and in no small part due to the fact she’s also eastern european. He’s hot. The age difference is a bit skivvy though. I just don’t get what they can have in common but I know some of my friends have parents who have a 10 year age difference and their marriage has lasted for decades. It’s possible I just don’t get the appeal.

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  31. Vee says:

    Ian is a well-known player who knows how to cover up his dirt and has managed the PR surrounding his relationship with Nina very well to avoid backlash. He brilliantly has painted himself as the golden boy and dream boyfriend.

    I can’t even discuss it without incriminating a bunch of women.

    He has a track record of cheating on his girlfriends with co-stars.

    He cheated on Meghan Auld with Nina Dobrev. They were seen together openly at various times throughout 2009-2010 outside of a professional context a number of months before his breakup was announced. His behavior proved he doesn’t know how to be a good boyfriend and is such a lech. His flirting goes into very inappropriate levels.

    I heard he has cheated on Nina too but that gets covered up. Nina likes being part of a beloved celebrity couple to much to care. They also know how to manage the press around their relationship and have flat-out lied to the media about being together in the past when everybody else knew they were an item. Then they claim to want to be private while flaunting their romance at strategic times like Coachella where they are making out right infront of paparazzi. Then recently, they were making out right on Santa Monica pier right infront of paps again. They leave hints on their twitter so their Nian shippers can track their moves.

    These two will break up after TVD ends. Or even before that. They both have their own reasons for staying in the overhyped relationship.

    It astonishes me how people are blind to that yet they are quick to jump to conclusions about other celebs with zero evidence other than tabloid speculation. The TVD fans that are not blind when it comes to Ian, know what I am talking about.