Wow, Nina Dobrev’s New Bae is Even Older Than Ian Somerhalder
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: