The 35-year-old Vampire Diaries star an 26-year-old Twilight star are reportedly "smitten" with each other, according to E! Online, which reported that they "love spending time together." A source supposedly told the site that Ian and Nikki are dating and are "currently in the getting to know each other phase of their budding relationship."
The duo sparked dating rumors just days ago when they were spotted getting cozy at a farmer's market in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Sunday, just a day after they were snapped going for a run together.
Ian was seen wrapping his arms around Nikki and nuzzling her neck as they picked up items from the market. Both were dressed in casual garb, and were all smiles during their day out together.
Ironically, when Ian and his ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev were still in a relationship, they used to go on double dates with Nikki and her then-husband Paul McDonald. Nikki and Nina also used to be good friends, as were Ian and Nikki.
Although Nina has yet to specifically comment on Ian and Nikki's supposed new romance, she did post a cryptic message on Instagram hours after photos of the pair at the farmer's market surfaced.
"I give you take, I break you fake PITY, I bleed You dive in deep Into my blood As thick as syrup. Tell me are you A mosquito?", the poem read.
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