08:01 PM EDT 04/23/2014
Originally posted 10/09/2013 12:15PM
Here's proof that babies bring people together!
Former couple Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who parted ways earlier this year after several years of dating, were together Tuesday in Atlanta for the birth of his dog Nietzsche's puppies.
And the experience was definitely an eye-opener for the Vampire Diaries costars, even if they no longer have eyes for each other.
"Live from the whelping box In Atlanta! Panting, pushing, contractions – Wow. Make no mistake about it – Ladies rule," he wrote on Tuesday alongside an Instagram photo of himself cuddling the dog, who welcomed eight little ones. "Women of every species blow my mind … Incredible what mamas go through! Love to you mamas – all over the world. Jeez."
Originally posted 10/03/2013 04:15PM
The Somerhalder family is getting even bigger!
A little more than a month since The Vampire Diaries's Ian Somerhalder brought home rescue dog Nietzsche, he took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that his "new girl" is pregnant and due any day now.
"Preparing for the launch of a whole part of life – being a GRANDFATHER," he wrote. "I've got my hand on a belly with 8 little ones about to explode out into the world."
Originally posted 08/20/2013 12:45PM
More than three months after his split from Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries's Ian Somerhalder seems to have fallen hard – for his new rescue dog.
The actor, 34, introduced his "new girl" over Instagram on Monday, and explained how she unexpectedly came into his life.
"Rescued from traffic near the Vampire Diaries stages just a few hours ago," he wrote, describing the pup as "so smart, so beautiful & charming – all a man could ask for in a girl."
Originally posted 08/06/2013 07:30AM
Attention, guys! If you want to date Nina Dobrev, you'd better be smart, funny and not too vain.
Speaking to September's Cosmopolitan (on sale Aug. 13), Dobrev talks about what she looks for in a man and explains that she prefers relationships to casual dating.
"You either have chemistry or you don't, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy's mind and humor and talent," says the Vampire Diaries star, 24. "I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I'm not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I'm a relationship girl."
Originally posted 05/23/2013 05:00AM
Ian Somerhalder, Matthew Rhys, Mario Batali and more whip up their remedies for the morning after
Originally posted 05/10/2013 07:15AM
There doesn't appear to be too public much information behind why Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev split after several years, but a cryptic Tweet may give fans some insight.
Just before a source confirmed to PEOPLE that the Vampire Diaries stars called it quits, Somerhalder, 34, Tweeted, "A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)."
Originally posted 05/09/2013 09:55AM
Vampire Diaries costars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have called it quits after dating for several years, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The couple were last seen taking a late-night trip to a cat hospital together last month, with no sign then that their own relationship may have been hurting.
Somerhalder, 34, and Dobrev, 24, kept their romance secret during their early days as a couple, despite evidence that they were together.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 01:00PMHope someone's pushed back the call time on The Vampire Diaries set!
Originally posted 03/15/2013 02:30PM
Originally posted 03/11/2013 01:40PM
Ian Somerhalder's latest relationship might not have a happy ending.
"Me and my new love," The Vampire Diaries star, 34, Tweeted alongside a photo of the one and only, and presumably lonely, Grumpy Cat.
As to be expected, however, meeting the hunky animal-loving actor over the weekend during a Mashable interview at Austin's South by Southwest festival was not enough to swipe the disdain off Grumpy Cat's face.
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