‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 6: On those Ian Somerhalder – Nikki Reed romance rumors

Damon -Mrs. Carter: The Ian Somerhalder rumor mill is turning out new stories again.

Typically, we try to avoid the majority of the rumors out there related to “The Vampire Diaries” star for one very-simple reason: They’re simply not true. More often than not, this actor in particular gets all sorts of things about his life fabricated by tabloids. For a time, he was dating Nina Dobrev, then breaking up with her, then dating her, and then breaking up with her before dating around three or four other “mystery women” located all around the world.¬†Ever since he and Nina officially did break up, we wonder if the only real long-term relationship he has had has been with his environmental foundation, given that this takes up the majority of his free time when he is not working on the show.

There is enough buzz surrounding Somerhalder and Nikki Reed right now, though, for the story to at least be worthy of a little consideration. The two have been spotted out together frequently over the past week or two, and not just at the sort of industry functions they would be at. We’re talking dinners, jogging trips, and other events that are typically reserved for couples in the L.A. area. However until there is real evidence of romance (can we see a kiss please?), then we are marking this as just friendship.

Will anything come from this long-term? It’s to be seen, but this is probably the closest that most of you wanting “Twilight” / “The Vampire Diaries” crossover stories are ever going to get. Reed is of course best known for playing Rosalie in the movie series, and she also had a whirlwind romance with former “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald after the two met at a movie premiere during the time he was on the show.

What do you think about the idea of Ian and Nikki together: Do you love it or hate it? Either way, we want to hear about it below! You can also sign up now to secure some other TV scoop via our CarterMatt Newsletter.

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