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01 May 2011 @ 11:52 am
Ian/Nina at the White House Correspondent's Dinner  
At the urging of a certain someone (psst, eolivet) here are pics of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, and afterparty last night.

Here's from the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair afterparty:

And on the red carpet at the WHCD:

You can see more pictures (in HQ glory) here.

ETA: More pics of them arriving/leaving the WHCD here.
Mia: doxiesmusing_mia on May 1st, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Is there anyone still in doubt that they are dating?

They are an attractive couple.
Arabian: Ian & Nina11arabian on May 1st, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yup. People still insist they are just "really good friends!"
redbrunja: tvd | playing a losing gameredbrunja on May 2nd, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
....isn't Nina also dating someone else?

Arabian: Ian & Nina11arabian on May 2nd, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
No, she and Ian are both "single." He has been officially since he called his ex, well, his ex in July of last year, but sources on set said they broke up in March or so. And Nina's been single the entire time she's been on TVD. By all accounts and info out there, she and Ian got together about April 2010, so they've been together about a year now. They spend holidays, and pretty much every possible second together. Definitely together. For instance, the show quit filming on April 15. On the 16th-17th they were at Coachella together (where my icon pic was taken). Then they were in Mexico together for about a week, and then NY for a few days, then Ian headed to DC, Nina followed the next day.
tams71tams71 on May 2nd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
And now he's headed back to Nina who spent her day doing a bike sight seeing tour of the city. SQUEE!
redbrunja: tvd | flame & moth got a sweetheart dealredbrunja on May 2nd, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)

You know, I try to stay about from real life information about actors and believe them when they say things like 'I'm not/I am [blank]' but... umm.... yeah.
tams71tams71 on May 2nd, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Those people are looney tunes and quite obviously deaf, dumb, and blind. I mean come on!
vamplover85vamplover85 on May 1st, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Poor couple they must be exhausted!!! But they both look gorgeous! :)
Arabian: NinaDobrev05arabian on May 1st, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
I think Nina may have still been sick too, but yeah, they book look so very, very pretty! :)
vamplover85vamplover85 on May 1st, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think so too. Poor Nina after all that her body shut down and got sick. That must be crappy but hopefully she's feeling a little better they looked amazing last night! And sounds like they had an amazing time. :D
Mitten: vampire diariessugarsyringe on May 1st, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Nina's dress! It's just so beautiful! Her necklace is lovely and her hair too. She could have used a little bracelet and earrings though but anyway, all in all, wow. Great pictures, thank you! (the dating part is getting quite obvious ;p)
Arabian: Katherine05arabian on May 1st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
I love her dress and necklace. And frankly I can do without any other jewelry because I personally seldom like her taste in jewelry so more probably would have ruined the outfit in my opinion. So I'm good, lol! (Cuz it's all about my opinion, right? Hah!)
Mitten: vampire diariessugarsyringe on May 1st, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't know about the other jewels she usually wears, I've never truly noticed them (you've made me curious though!). This necklace though is so lovely it's hard to miss.

The outfit could have used a small bracelet and a pair of subtle earrings. Nothing too big though because the dress itself takes a lot of the attention. But well, if she usually doesn't choose subtle jewelry, it's great that she did without.
Arabian: Katherine03arabian on May 1st, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that necklace is the most subtle piece of jewelry I've seen her wear, lol!
eolivet on May 1st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Dear show: please let Ian Somerhalder do his own hair. Damn. ;) Also, her dress is stunning, and I love their mirrored expression in the first photo.

...But don't all co-workers attend formal events together? :p You wonder with this and Coachella, if they're done sneaking around, and just going to hide in plain sight from now on? Hmmm...
Arabian: Ian & Nina09arabian on May 1st, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think they're going to flat-out confirm anything, but they are clearly not trying to really hide it now. :)

BTW: Added a link to more pics that just came out. Whee!

And, yes, the show should let Ian do his hair.
eolivet on May 1st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
OOH!!! LOVING the last two -- his hand on the small of her back clearly, aww. :D Such a gentleman. ;)
Arabian: Ian & Nina12arabian on May 1st, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Sigh, I know! :)
Adrienne: VD: Nina Laughsluredin on May 1st, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
What a lovely dress! So different and pretty.
Arabian: NinaDobrev01arabian on May 1st, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really love the dress. Just gorgeous, and she looks amazing in it. :)
distant_autumn: DE - Not Touching by vienna-blooddistant_autumn on May 1st, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love seeing them together, and they both look fantastic. Thank you for sharing!
Arabian: Damon & Elena03arabian on May 1st, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
So beautiful, right?

I added a link with more pics of them. :)
distant_autumn: DE - Not Touching by vienna-blooddistant_autumn on May 1st, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I've just seen them! Eee! Very happy girl right now! :D
wickedrumwickedrum on May 1st, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
thanks so much! they're adorable together :)
Ian's holding his phone, of course! lol
tams71tams71 on May 2nd, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Could two people possibly look any more stunning alone or as a couple? I think not :)

Nina's dress was beautiful, yet understated, which combined with her perfect make-up, wonderfully styled hair, and subtle jewlery choice made her a stand-out. Ian of course looked magnificent in his tux/suit. Loved his hair and the sexy stubble he had going on and LOVE the fact that the man finally wore some different shoes because those boots he wears ALL the time need to go. He looked fabulous, but I still wish he would have worn a bonafide tuxedo. I realize that most guys nowadays wear tuxes with a regular tie instead of bow tie, but that would have really melted my butter ;)

Sinfully sexy couple!!

Thanks so much again Jen for texting info and sending me links to the awesomeness that is Nian. You saved my life last night :)
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on May 2nd, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
That first pic has me completely entranced (so prolly not a good thing that I made it my background at work). Nina looks like a goddess and Ian's expression just kills me.
Thanks so much for sharing!!
I'm still squeeing inside that they seem to be hiding in plain sight now.
Kristypinkkisscandy on May 3rd, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
I WISH it was true, but....

I'm not going to believe it until they say so. Even a few days ago, they're saying absolutely not.
Arabian: Ian & Nina11arabian on May 3rd, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
The closest to denying it was Nina in the Teen Vogue interview, and even in that one, she hedged saying that if there weren't rumors about her and Ian, there'd be rumors about her and Paul, and it makes sense that co-stars date, it happens. Even then, she didn't flat-out deny it. And Ian has NEVER come close to flat-out denying he has a girlfriend. He hedges, deflects, etc. "It's complicated,/When do I have time?/TVD is my girlfriend." He's never been flat-out asked about Nina to deny it. And, again, the only time Nina was asked specifically about the Ian rumors was that Teen Vogue, where she skirted flat-out denying it either.

They have never come even close to saying absolutely not. Ever.
Kristypinkkisscandy on May 3rd, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well in ANOTHER thing she had said she had never dated a co-star.

I would like for them to be a couple though, they scream chemistry.
Arabian: Ian & Nina06arabian on May 3rd, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Which was a flat-out lie because she dated a co-star on Degrassi.

They are together. I haven't updated since January (and there's actually been quite a bit to add to it since then), but this is a post I put together from a bunch of stuff that people on FF have posted about Ian and Nina over the last year to just keep it all in one place. They are DEFINITELY together.

Nina/Ian Reference Guide
Kristypinkkisscandy on May 4th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
I hope so, I would wish they would say it though. It makes me feel like a fanbrat otherwise trying to push them together.
Arabian: Ian & Nina04arabian on May 4th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm fine with them not saying it. It's their life, they're entitled to whatever privacy they can ring out of this crazy profession. Their actions speak loud and clear about their relationship; they seem happy and in love and good for them. :)
Kristypinkkisscandy on May 4th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
I wish it was Thursday XD