Sexy Vamps Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Confirm They're Dating

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev

Take note, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart! Unlike their secretive vampire counterparts, The Vampire Diaries co-stars, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are officially ready to talk about their off-screen romance.

Ian, 32, and Nina, 22, have been known to keep mum on their relationship, but Ian couldn't help but gush about his leading lady to Us Weekly this past weekend.

"She truly enjoys life," Ian said. "Her desire to experience everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great." That's not the only reason Ian is madly in love with Nina. 10 Hottest Male Vampires

"When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it," he said. "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!"

And the loving feeling is mutual. Nina says she loves Ian's positive outlook and energy when it comes to life.

"He's always happy," she said. "He is a glass-half-full kind of guy, not half-empty." 6 TV Guys We'd Like To Date

Affectionally known as 'Delena' to the Vampire Diaries' fans, the couple have been quietly dating for a year, but took their relationship to the next step by attending the MuchMusic Video Awards together in June and were spotted cuddling at Coachella and Paris earlier this year.

While it's no longer a secret that co-stars fall in love on set (ahem, Brad and Angie), it's always great to see a real-life love story unfold outside of Hollywood's film and TV sets and studios. We're definitely excited for Ian and Nina!

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