Mrs. Carter: Has Derek Hough found himself a new romantic dance partner?
After being linked at times to various celebrities over the years, the popular pro (and now Emmy winner) from “Dancing with the Stars” is now reportedly in a relationship with someone with her own history of being with famous guys: Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries.” She was previously linked for years to her co-star Ian Somerhalder, but the two officially split a little earlier this year. (Luckily, they do remain on good terms, which is nice given that they do work on a show together.)
It was Us Weekly who first reported the new relationship, and the two reportedly met in part thanks to the close bond that Nina has with Derek’s sister Julianne. The two, following their high-profile breakups early this year, were spotted on a number of assorted outings with each other and over friends, including numerous beach days and travel trips. The good thing about this relationship? If it’s really happening, Nina clearly has the blessing already of some of the Hough family.
This news does help to give further explanation to why Nina has been campaigning for Derek’s dance partner Amber Riley this year; as for an obstacle, we wonder just how much time the two really have to spend together right now. “The Vampire Diaries” shoots in Atlanta, while the “Dancing with the Stars” rehearsals are typically in Los Angeles and only change occasionally depending on the celebrity’s rehearsal schedule. You are not going to typically see a star traveling elsewhere to accommodate a pro.
What do you think about this report, and do you believe that the two make a pretty good couple? We want to hear some more of your thoughts on this below, and once we have real confirmation from Nina or Derek on the relationship we’ll have it for you here.
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