After The Vampire Diaries actress split from her costar and boyfriend of three years, Ian Somerhalder, in the spring, she was introduced to Derek by her best friend, his sister, Julianne Hough. However, even though sparks flew originally, the duo was only photographed together once during their relationship — on Oct. 5 at Halloween Halloween Horror Nights.
Distance was likely a factor in the separation, considering Derek’s working in Los Angeles for Dancing With the Stars, while Nina is filming The Vampire Diaries in Atlanta. While on set, she’s spending a lot of time with her ex, Ian, and through their recent interactions on social media, it’s clear they’ve stayed close during the split.
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