Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder got papped together all weekend: new couple?

Ian Somerhalder

When I first saw these photos of Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder out for a run on Saturday, I thought, “They’re friends. Ian’s a heel striker. Big deal?” Then I wondered what was up with Ian’s dating situation. He and Nina Dobrev broke up 14 months ago. He debuted an ex-Idol girlfriend in late April, and I’m not sure what happened to her. Nikki has been mostly single since she and Paul McDonald announced their divorce in March. She may have hooked up with Derek Hough as a rebound.

Then I found more photos of Ian and Nikki. They not only ran together on Saturday, but they also took an early Sunday morning jaunt to the Farmer’s Market together. If they are only friends, they’re pretty good friends who are comfy spending a huge chunk of the weekend together.

Nikki Reed

They really could be good pals. Nikki and Nina are friends, so Nikki knows Ian through Nina. But I decided to ship this new couple for one big reason (other than these photos of Ian nuzzling Nikki’s neck). As far as I know, Ian is not a self-professed runner. I googled for more pics and couldn’t find any evidence. Nikki is a pretty devoted runner. She started doing half marathons in 2012, and she’s often papped running with her gorgeous dogs. (There’s a picture in the gallery of those puppies. I want them.)

Look at the way they are running. Nikki seems very comfortable. She’s an old pro at this and has the form to prove it. Whereas Ian looks like he’s only running to impress Nikki. Look at what the dude is wearing. Ian threw on a non-wicking shirt, pseudo-parachute pants, and what look like trail shoes. All wrong. He also looks winded compared to Nikki, who is faring just fine. Yep. Ian is that guy who signed up for a 10-mile race to impress a chick (without ever running that far beforehand). What I’m saying is this — Nikki may not be into Ian, but Ian is definitely into Nikki. Man, I bet he was so sore on Sunday morning.

Ian Somerhalder

Nikki Reed

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

 

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I find that kinda cute actually! Maybe she’ll help him pick out some proper running gear :)

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She definitely has the legs of a runner. I wanna go running with Ian :(
    I bet I’m faster than her too! Hmmf!

  3. Indira says:

    Great detective skills, Bedhead :D

  4. Audrey says:

    I don’t get his appeal. :/

  5. Abbott says:

    Just what we all need: another vampire romance.

  6. kimbers says:

    Why are they running so far apart? I dont know if it’s a real relationship or not, but they will get noticed, and it does more for her career than his….who knows about random celebrity relationships anymore? Theyre no Michelle & zac staged horse ride intro?

  7. delorb says:

    Isn’t he supposed to be closeted? I get all the CW guys confused. They are so interchangeable, IMO.

  8. shannon says:

    i’m thinking they are a couple and this was their debut sort of. Why else would they be running on the streets of LA? Nothing against running on the streets, but it is kind of a pain with the traffic and what not. There are tons of hiking trails and secluded spots they could be running on. Couple that w/the trip to the farmers market and oh yeah.

    • kri says:

      He looks like Rob Lowe’s clone. I am trying to figure out what shoes she has on. Any ideas? I wear Saucony exclusively, but I need new ones as my mileage is increasing. Been hearing good thinhs about Nike lunas. He doesn’t do it for me.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I was an Asics diehard for years but switched to Saucony a year and a half a go and haven’t gone back.
        Actually, that’s not true–I have one pair of Asics in my 4-pair rotation. I’ve never found a Nike running sneaker that works for me.

        Also a suggestion: you didn’t say how many miles you’re doing, but right now I’m doing about 45-50 miles a week. When I’m training I do 50-60 and I’ve found sneaker rotation is a great way to minimize blistering and soreness. Also, you extend the life of your sneakers instead of blowing through your favorite pair and then finding the newest model to be not as good.

      • launicaangelina says:

        They look like Adidas. My trail running shoes are Adidas but my road running shoes are Nike Frees. I used to be all about the Brooks but no more. The last pair were rough on my feet.

      • Bridget says:

        Don’t know what shoes she has on, but I’m all about my Brooks. I buy multiple pairs of my model when they go on sale.

  9. Tig says:

    I think she is very pretty. They both love animals, so why not? Have fun!

  10. Jen says:

    Aww, two useless vampires find love, how sweet (not).

  11. Oh Really says:

    Sooo she dates men her close friend has already been with? Not cool. Idk how long Nina “dated” Derek but I do know she was in a pretty long term relationship with Ian. That’s pretty much off limits to my friends and I. Hollyweird strikes again

  12. maybeiamcrazy says:

    Why CW actors always date one another? They must feel like they are in a show for pre-teens and teenagers when they are at parties.Maybe they are taking their job too seriously or they are method actors.

  13. mimi says:

    Nothing like presenting a suggested romance to the public to get some much needed PR. Mission accomplished! lol

  14. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It’s About Last Night all over again – where’s Demi?

  15. raindrop says:

    Awww, a little teen vampire crossover romance.

    Nikki seems like one of the most friendly, accessible, down-to-earth members of the Twilight cast (along with the guy who played her vamp-husband, who’s apparently a total honey at fan conventions), and Ian is by far the best part of the Vampire Diaries (which is surprisingly good — I started watching it partly to mock it and found that, after the first season anyway, I was really enjoying it.) He was also amazing in Rules of Attraction.

    Whether this is real or PR, good for them.

  16. Roger says:

    Even the C-List needs a Brangelina, especially when Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson couple isn’t interesting anymore lol.

  17. starr says:

    Hmm… he’s wearing the same shoes and hat as the day before. He could have easily had those fugly black track pants and a second grey t-shirt on hand in his car for an overnight stay at her place. Wild speculation, of course, but it’s weird to see them together again the very next morning.

  18. Curious Cole says:

    I like this couple! They share a love of animals and being vampires. I give it at least one year.