According to Entertainment Weekly, reports about Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley dating most probably began circulating when talks about a possible "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off broke out, with the two celebrities allegedly tapped to play the lead roles.
While the three main characters died in "The Vampire Diaries" finale, the possible spinoff spoilers revealed that Dobrev and Wesley's characters, Elena and Stefan, might be returning to play the lead roles.
Now that "The Vampire Diaries" has ended its run, reports suggest that Tonkin's worst fear has finally come true, as her ex-boyfriend is now dating Dobrev.
While some fans are almost certain that the rumors are true and Somerhalder previously said he's cool with his ex-girlfriend and friend dating, fans should take these dating rumors with skepticism as neither Dobrev nor Wesley has confirmed the news.
Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley have always had a close friendship.
In fact, Nina made quite the effort to celebrate Paul’s birthday right after she broke up with her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder back in 2013.
A lot of viewers have also pointed out that Paul and Nina have a lot of on-screen chemistry on ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ Plus, Nina has made it no secret that one of the reasons why she was excited to return to ‘The Vampire Diaries’ was so she could work with Paul again.
Dobrev's dating status with Wesley is said to be evidenced by the extra sweetness of Dobrev to her co-star on the set of the vampire TV drama.
Dobrev is the ex-girlfriend of another "The Vampire Diaries" star, Ian Somerhalder, who is a close friend of Wesley.
If Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley dating rumors are true, it would certainly be considered as a classic case of a second lead syndrome.
While Dobrev and Somerhalder took their on-screen relationship to a whole new level by becoming a couple in real life, it's not impossible for "The Vampire Diaries" heroine to date Wesley either.