It was just three weeks ago when we heard that Julianne Hough had set up her BFF Nina Dobrev with her brother Derek Hough. Derek was allegedly Nina’s first relationship since Nina and Ian Somerhalder called it quits a few months ago, and the tabloids claimed that Derek and Nina were getting super-serious very quickly. Well, that’s over. Ah, young love. One minute you’re declaring your undying love for someone on Dancing With the Stars, the next minute you’re leaking news of your breakup to Us Weekly.
Derek Hough’s dance card is once again open. A little less than two weeks after their first public date, the Dancing With the Stars pro and girlfriend Nina Dobrev have split, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The couple of six weeks — who hit up Universal Studios’ Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights in L.A. on Oct. 5 — decided recently that the relationship had “played itself out,” one insider tells Us. Geography was a factor, too: Hough, 28, is filming DWTS in L.A., while Dobrev, 24, is shooting The Vampire Diaries in Atlanta, Ga.
“The distance was too much to handle,” a pal says of the pair.
Us Weekly first exclusively revealed that the two were dating in late September. “[Nina] was hanging a lot with Derek’s sister Julianne,” a source told Us at the time. “Then she fell for him.”
And he for her. “Derek is smitten with Nina,” the insider added. “He said he hasn’t felt this way for a girl in a long time…Everyone approves!”
Alas, the relationship seems to have run its course. But Dobrev’s friendship with Julianne is still intact. “Julianne understands — there are no hard feelings,” another source tells Us of the Safe Haven star and the CW actress, who split from costar Ian Somerhalder in May after three years of dating.
I didn’t realize until just this moment that Vampire Diaries films in Atlanta. Sup, ATL? Got some vampires up in herre. So that goes a long way to explaining why Ian and Nina are still tangled up in each other’s lives – not only do they film a show together, but they’re on location for more than half of the year. Makes sense. Anyway, I don’t really care about VD or Ian and Nina as a couple, but I my guess is that there will probably be another reunion for them. And then another breakup. They’ll probably do this a few more times. As for Derek… dude, I don’t even know what to say. Good luck.
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