Nina Dobrev Reportedly Dating "Whiplash" Star Austin Stowell

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Nina Dobrev has finally found herself a new man, if the stories are to be believed.

Nina Dobrev was spotted out and about with Austin Stowell on Wednesday at the Hallmark Shoebox Relaunch in West Hollywood.

A source painted a picture of new love for Nina Dobrev. Us Weekly reports that the two seem very happy together.

The source said, “Nina looked very happy to have a night out with her new guy,”

The source added, “They looked super comfortable and happy together,” and revealed that they shared a kiss.

Missing these goofballs.... #TBT #Gypsy5OnARide

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Nina Dobrev is due for some happiness. After announcing her departure from The Vampire Diaries and enduring long-term speculation that it was because of ex-boyfriend and co-star Ian Somerhalder, she is probably ready to start fresh.

Dearest TVD Family, I've just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn't just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever. There's more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you'll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her -- and to my work family -- as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend's pictures were just the beginning). You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' 😉 I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what's coming, you don't. Love, Nina

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Part of her post stated, "I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime."

However, Nina Dobrev wanted to make it clear that this wasn't the case with her departure.

Nina Dobrev told E! last month, "I've said this before, that we didn't break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn't love or friendship."

She added, "I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he's great and I care about him. And that didn't change. Yes, we're professional and that's fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now."

Nina Dobrev also insists that she is happy for Somerhalder and his new wife, Nikki Reed.

She said, "When I heard about the wedding, I thought it was beautiful.”

She added, “They look happy and I am happy, and so I don't see why there should be a problem with that…Of course, we're on a teen drama show, everyone's going to look for drama…I just ignore it."

What do you think about Nina Dobrev's new love?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.