Awkward! Check out what ex-couple Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder said when they won Favorite TV Couple for their roles on Vampire Diaries at the People's Choice Awards. Awkward!
After calling it quits last May, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder won Favorite TV Couple at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday night.
Still, the Vampire Diaries stars, who took home the award for their roles as Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore on the CW show, made light of the proverbial elephant in the room, joking about their on- and off-screen relationship when they hit the stage.
"Wow, this is crazy!" Ian said. "Can you believe this is almost five years in the making?"
"You're right, yeah!" Nina replied. "But you know what's funny, Ian, is that at the beginning of the show, Elena actually hated Damon."
After a bit of back and forth banter, the duo switched the subject to their former real-life romance.
"We started dating in real life," he said. "And then we broke up in real life," Nina added.
"And yet our characters are still dating on the show," he continued, with Nina saying, "It's a good thing it's not awkward!"
After looking at the floor, they both held up the trophy, saying, "It's a good thing we have chemistry!," with Ian pulling Nina close and giving her a kiss on the cheek.
Talk about a couple of pros.
Much to the surprise of Vampire Diaries fans, the former lovebirds ended their relationship last summer after dating for more than three years.
Neither one of them has given a reason for the break-up, but they've remained amicable since their split, working together and keeping the peace on set, nevertheless.