Ben McKenzie & Nina Dobrev: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Looks like Nina Dobrev has moved on. The Vampire Diaries beauty was caught cozying up to Gotham star Ben McKenzie at Comic-Con on Saturday, and seemed to be rather pleased with the tight hug he was giving her. Are the two a thing? Is Ian Somerhalder pissed?

Here’s what you need to know.

1. They Left Together In a Cab

According to multiple news sources, McKenzie and Dobrev left Comic-Con together in a cab after the event. The former OC actor is 35, making him ten years Dobrev’s senior, but that didn’t seem to matter at all on Saturday.

2. Her Ex, Ian Somerhalder, May Be Dating Nikki Reed



Last week, Dobrev’s ex, the handsome Ian Somerhalder, was caught canoodling with Nikki Reed. Photos of the supposed couple holding hands and kissing at Entertainment Weekly’s Hard Rock Hotel party were leaked. According to E!, Dobrev was also in attendance, but didn’t run into her ex.

Check out some pictures of Reed and Somerhalder here.

3. Dobrev Posted Strange Instagram Quotes About Somerhalder

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(Instagram/Nina Dobrev)

Just a week after pictures of Somerhalder and Reed were leaked online, Dobrev posted strange quotes on her Instagram. The two broke up just over a year ago, after being together for more than three years. One post particular was a picture of a poem that clearly reflected her recent breakup. You can check it out below.

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(Instagram/Nina Dobrev)

4. She Kissed Someone Else At Comic-Con Saturday Night

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(Instagram/Derek Theler)

Dobrev seems to be making the most out of her single life these days. According to Perez, she was seen kissing Baby Daddy star Derek Theler inside The Hard Rock on Saturday night, even though she left the party with McKenzie. A source told Perez,

The kiss from the Baby Daddy guy was in the moment out of nowhere liquor-enabled kiss. No tongue and no major passion. They [Nina and Derek] were having fun in the moment, but it didn’t really continue for the whole night.

5. A Source Told Just Jared Dobrev and McKenzie Are Platonic



A source told Just Jared that the two have a platonic relationship.

They’ve been just friends for a few years. Ben is best friends with Nina’s Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley from way back. Ben was just being a gentleman last night and protecting her from some of the photographers who were being aggressive.

This may explain the hug, but it doesn’t really tell us why the two continued the night together.

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