But now that Wesley has reportedly split with former partner Phoebe Tonkin, and Dobrev has not been linked with anyone recently, are the two of them ready to take their platonic relationship to the next level?

Confirming the news, Nina said that she is very happy with Tim. I always wanted a man with whom I can just be ‘me’ and accept me for the person I am.

Not Nina Dobrev the actress, but Nina the person,” she said.

They may not have been given a chance to rekindle their past romance in the recently concluded supernatural drama series "The Vampire Diaries (TWD)," but could Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev be dating in real life?

The two artists who previously played the roles of Stefan and Elena in the now-defunct series have shared a close friendship through the years.

The actress even gamely shared some behind-the-scenes photographs of the two of them on her social media accounts.

Their close friendship has led to several rumors of their relationship being the reason behind their split with their respective partners, something that the two of them have already denied.

She dated Ian for four years before calling it quits in 2013.

Soon after Ian got engaged to Twilight actress Nikki Reed and married her last year.

“The real reason she quit was because she couldn’t stand to see costar Ian with another woman," one insider said at the time.

"Seeing them together made it not fun to come to work at all.” So it's noble of Nina to come back to the show for one last go-round for the sake of the fans and her former co-stars.

Meanwhile, there have also been reports of Wesley possibly rekindling his romance with Tonkin as the two of them have recently been photographed strolling together at a farmer's market in Los Angeles, California.