'Vampire Diaries' stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are hooking up post-breakup

nina-dobrev-ian-somerhalder-together-again-gi.jpg "The Vampire Diaries" couple,  Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, are "getting hot and heavy" again off-screen following their real-life breakup.

That's what a source close to the couple tells E! News. The insider says the hook-up is still too fresh to suggest a full reconciliation is on the way, but "TVD" fans will surely have their fingers crossed for this pair.

Despite a dalliance with "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough, Dobrev stayed close to Somerhalder following their split. The pair bonded over the emotional birth of a litter of puppies by Somerhalder's canine companion, Nietzsche.

The on-again-off-again on-screen couple became off-screen exes in May 2013 after dating for more than three years. 
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