Nina Dobrev Celebrates 25th BirthdayBy: Emily Greene - January 9, 2014
While many people may have a quarter-life crisis when they turn 25, Nina Dobrev celebrated with an award win and some of her famous friends.
The star of The Vampire Diaries turned 25 on Wednesday, January 9, just a day after she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry with co-star and on-again, off-again boyfriend Ian Somerhalder.
Not long after the awards show was over, the actress rang in her birthday at midnight with Somerhalder, friend Julianne Hough, as well as The Vampire Diaries writer Kevin Williamson.
Dobrev has already received many “Happy Birthday” wishes from celebrity friends and fans alike.
Somerhalder and Dobrev didn’t simply accept their award for Best On-Screen Chemistry. The pair came prepared, joking about their breakup during their acceptance speech.
After discussing the relationship between their characters over the span of five years, Somerhalder brought up the elephant in the room – the couple’s relationship (or lack thereof) status. The two started dating in real life, only to finally call it quits after three years of dating in May 2013.
“Then we broke up in real life,” said Dobrev.
“And yet our characters are still dating on the show,” said Somerhalder.
“It’s a good thing it’s not awkward,” added Dobrev with a nervous laugh.
You can watch their exchange in the video below.