Earlier this year Nina Dobrev and Ben McKenzie were photographed hugging each other at a Comic Con event and then leaving in a cab together. Almost immediately, dating rumors started spreading. Now, months later, Ben has spoken out and claims the two have a strictly platonic relationship.
"[Rumors started] because I gave Nina Dobrev a hug! The one time I actually [wasn't dating] someone," Ben told Elle magazine. "I'm really shy about that stuff. I really don't like relationships to be played out in public. It creates terrible strain. It creates bizarre dynamics."
While we're glad that Ben spoke up about those pesky rumors, we're pretty sure Nina's fans never actually believed the story. After all, Nina is always being linked to a new guy.
The actress even made fun of the rumors this past summer tweeting:
Though Nina is keeping her love life under wraps, fans think she may actually be dating her The Vampire Diaries co-star Chris Wood. According to sources, the two have been spotted kissing on and off set and being super cuddly.
Do you think Nina and Chris make a cute couple? Do you think they're actually dating? Sound off in the comments below.