Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev reunite to birth litter of puppies

nina-dobrev-ian-somerhalder-comic-con-2013-gi.jpg"The Vampire Diaries'" former No. 1 real-life couple seems to have stayed on awfully good terms after their breakup in May. Nina Dobrev raised a few eyebrows recently when she tweeted, "Cute" in response to former flame's Ian Somerhalder's Facebook photo. Now the pair seem to be co-parenting some puppies.

A seemingly emotional Somerhalder posted a photo of himself with his dog Nietsche to Instagram, along with the caption:

"Live from the whelping box In Atlanta! Panting, pushing, contractions -- Wow. Make no mistake about it -- Ladies rule ... Women of every species blow my mind ... Incredible what mamas go through! Love to you mamas -- all over the world. Jeez."

Shortly thereafter, Dobrev posted a photo of Nietsche and her litter to WhoSay. Along with the pic, she writes, "Birthing little Nietzsches ... Such a beautiful + equally terrifying thing to witness ..."

The pair also seemed to be on friendly-as-ever terms in a photo snapped at San Diego Comic-Con in July. It's nice to see this couple can remain close after three years together. Just how close they still are remains to be seen. 

Dobrev is rumored to be dating "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough, and the possibly new couple were spotted out and about together over the weekend.
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