The Vampire Diaries star was spotted at a couple of events in Los Angeles last night, first heading to a Details Magazine party and then at 41 Ocean in Santa Monica, with the same blonde in tow. According to E! Online, the woman in question is Molly Swenson, the COO of a production company called RYOT News, for which Ian is on the advisory board.
After that, they went to a cocktail party hosted by Treats! Magazine at the Beverly Hills home of James Goldstein, the site reported, adding that the duo stayed close to each other "the entire night," and he introduced her to everyone that approached him to chat.
The duo appear to have known each other for a while, even posing together in Instagram photos, but the snaps looked friendly for the most part.
What do you think? Are Ian and Molly just paling around...or are they something more?
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