nina dobrev derek hough dating Nina Dobrev, 'The Vampire Diaries' star, is dating Derek Hough

It’s official: Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough are now dating. The “Vampire Diaries” star and “Dancing With the Stars” Emmy winner made their relationship social media-official after the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

“@Derekhough !!!!!!!! #EMMYWINNER I cant express in 140 characters how unbelievably excited+incredibly proud I am of you. You deserve this :),” she Instagrammed following his Emmy win. “Those of us touched by your light got to watch you brighten up the rest of the world. Keep shining!”

His response? A simple: “Your the best babe.”

Dobrev is close friends with Derek’s sister Julianne Hough, and the trio even attended Selena Gomez’s birthday party back in July. Whether that’s where Dobrev and Hough hit things off or whether they’ve been interested in one another for a while, one thing’s sure according to sources: they’re smitten.

Interestingly enough, Star first reported this pairing in August, but it was squashed as being just a rumor. This is Dobrev’s first relationship since she parted ways with longtime boyfriend Ian Somerhalder in May.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz