Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder's People's Choice Award speech: Awkward, hilarious, excellentAdd to Favorites | The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards
Luckily these two are seasoned pros -- and are clearly still amicable in real life -- as they acknowledged the aforementioned awkwardness in a clever (note: pre-written) speech recounting their characters' journey together -- and their own.
"At the beginning of the show, Elena actually hated Damon," says Nina.
After some obstacles (you know, just Damon killing Elena's brother, and Elena hooking up with Damon's brother), they finally got together on the show and in real life. "And then we broke up in real life," says Nina. "And yet our characters are still dating on the show," notes Ian.
"It's a good thing it's not awkward," Nina deadpans as the pair smiled and Ian gave his former girlfriend a peck on the cheek. "Well, it's a good thing we have chemistry," she quips.
Then they high-fived as the camera pulled away, meaning they've taken the unofficial title (that I just made up) of Favorite Broken-up Couple Who Have a Great Sense of Humor About Their Past Relationship.
Check out the full list of People's Choice Award winners here.