The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev Teases ‘Long Distance Relationship’ With Ian Somerhalder’s Character

They may have called time on their romance in real life but it appears there could still be hope for Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s characters on The Vampire Diaries.

With the cast all present for the San Diego ComicCon 2013 which has been taking place this week, Nina teased fans with details of Damon Salvatore and Elena’s romance in season five. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actress who split from Ian earlier this year commented:

“It’s been a fun summer for Elena and Damon. Elena’s going to college now, so they’re going to try to make the long distance thing work.”

We can’t wait to see that!

The pair reunited at ComicCon (Splash News)

Speaking about the romance between Elena and Damon, executive producer said: “There’s no drama in happiness. One of the things [we will try] to do is to try to keep them happy for a while in the midst of the bad things around them that are trying to tear them apart.”

Surprised that Damon had won over Elena’s heart, Ian added: “I thought they were joking. Damon never gets the girl,” Ian said, to which co-star Wesley was quick to point out the actor’s smouldering assets:

“Don’t downplay the sexy blue eyes. Don’t downplay the ‘Smolderholder,'” he joked.

“It is Mystic Falls and essentially you can’t be that happy for that long, so there’s always got to be that drama,” Somerhalder added when questioned further about his character’s future.

“It’s the honeymoon phase,” Nina added.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this week that there was an awkward atmosphere between Ian and Nina at the event with a source telling E! News: “Ian showed up and Nina showed up shortly after. She saw Ian was right in front of her and went away, then came back a little later so they were spaced out a bit more during press-line interviews.”

However that didn’t appear to be the case during their filmed Q&A with Entertainment Weekly when Ian could be seen leaning close by to Nina and the actress touching his arm a few times when he reached over her to show off his phone cover.