It has been confirmed that The Vampire Diaries co stars, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are in fact dating in real life. Ian revealed that the two were an item off screen and he also spoke about his love for Nina and good she makes him feel about himself and life in general.
Somerhalder explained, "She truly enjoys life. Her desire to experience and appreciate everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great. When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the places -- it all makes sense because they know you so well and it really pisses you off, but it forces you to sort of be introspective and ask yourself, 'Wow, is that really how people see me?' Apparently so!"
Dobrev also spoke fondly of her boyfriend saying, "He always has a positive outlook and positive energy, and he's always happy. He is a glass-half-full kind of guy, not half-empty." Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev will reprise their roles as Damon and Elena, when The Vampire Diaries returns to CW on September 15.