We’ve always thought Ian Somerhalder had a penchant for dating younger women. His Lost co-star/former girlfriend, Maggie Grace, is nearly five years his junior, longtime love Nina Dobrev is ten years his junior and his wife, Nikki Reed, is nine and a half years his junior. And it seems like Nina may have a penchant for dating older men.
As you’re very much aware, the 28-year-old actress was in a three-year-long relationship with her co-star from The Vampire Diaries, Ian, who, as we established, is ten years her senior. After him came her short-lived ~romance~ with best friend Julianne Hough‘s brother, Derek Hough, who’s got over three years on her (which isn’t a lot, but it’s still something). Then there was her boyfriend, Austin Stowell, whom she dated for ten months; he’s got five years on her. Nina’s latest bae, though, takes the cake.
According to People, the brunette beauty is seeing Orlando Bloom, who’s got 12 years on her! It’s not anything serious, mind you — the site even mentions that they’re not exclusive — but there’s definitely… something.
“They’ve known each other for a while,” People reports. “Recently they’ve been hanging out as more than friends. It’s super casual.”
“Orlando is doing great,” the report adds. “He is dating and having a good time. He has known Nina for a long time. They are having fun together.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor reportedly “doesn’t want a girlfriend and enjoys being single,” following his recent split from Katy Perry.
“We’re friends, it’s good,” Orlando said of his post-breakup relationship with the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer. “We’re all grown up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [breakups] don’t have to be about hate.”
Before even Austin Stowell came along, Nina Dobrev racked up quite a dating timeline:
Nina was linked to her Degrassi co-star back in 2006.Photo: WENN
Ben appeared on an episode of Degrassi with Nina in 2008, but the two were rumored to be together two years prior. Although there was never any confirmation, their "relationship" apparently lasted from 2006-2009.Photo: WENN
Again, Nina and Evan met while filming Degrassi and the two were rumored to be a 'thing.'Photo: WENN
Fans were ecstatic when The Vampire Diaries co-stars began dating IRL in 2010. The two were completely in love but apparently broke up due to their 10-year age gap in 2013.Photo: WENN
Nina's BFF Julianne Hough set her up with her older brother in 2013. Nerek only lasted a few weeks due to their crazy schedules, however.Photo: WENN
When Liam and Nina were both filming in Georgia earlier this year, someone apparently saw them kissing at a bar and dating rumors began swirling.Photo: WENN
Zachary and Nina played on the same team at the DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, which shouldn't mean anything, right? Wrong! A "source" told Celeb Dirty Laundry that the two were dating on the DL.Photo: WENN
Nina was "spotted making out" with James at a karaoke bar in New Orleans last month. But apparently the two were simply having fun and aren't in a long-term relationship.Photo: WENN