Nina Dobrev: 'Vampire Diaries' Actress Holiday Break with Nathaniel Buzolic in Australia Ignites Dating Rumours

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By Jenalyn Villamarin | January 6, 2014 11:24 AM EST

TV actress Nina Dobrev is reportedly moving on with former "Vampire Diaries" cast member Nathaniel Buzolic. In the KPop Starz report, the two were spotted getting cozy during dinner at the Barrio Chino restaurant last Thursday night, January 2, in Sydney, Australia.

The "Vampire Diaries" stars has ignited dating rumours as the captured images show Nina, 24, and Nathaniel, 30, laugh, whisper something into each other's ears, touch and flirt during their outing. For instance, one photograph has Nina leaning to whisper in Nathaniel's ear while her hand is on his arm and the Aussie actor has his hand comfortably placed on her leg.

The level of closeness that Nina and Nathaniel displayed at their Sydney dinner, even with the presence of actor Stephen Dorff, had some TVD fans questioning if a romantic relationship is blossoming between the two or they are just two really good friends hanging out during the holiday break. Click HERE to see images.

Entertainment Web site Just Jared refreshed the memories of "Vampire Diaries" fans on how Nina Dobrev and Nathaniel Buzolic's friendship started. The report reads: "If you remember, Nina and Nate's characters Elena and Kol had a bit of a run-in during the Season 4 finale when Bonnie (Kat Graham) dropped the veil and he attacked Elena in hopes of getting vengeance for his death."

The year 2014 appears to be a new start for Ms Dobrev in the love department after her relationships with "Vampire Diaries" co-star Ian Somerhalder and "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough did not work out. According to the Fashion & Style report, Nina and Derek broke up due to "distance issues" and the actress is still close with ex Ian Somerhalder.

Before Derek Hough, Nina was in a serious relationship with co-star Ian Somerhalder for three years with age gap as the reason behind the split in early May 2013. Ms Dobrev enjoyed her holiday break in Australia with Nathaniel Buzolic while Ian Somerhalder spent his vacation in Tokyo, Japan as he welcomed 2014.

The actor posted on his Twitter account @iansomerhalder: "Happy New Year from Tokyo! 2013 was truly magical.Truly. Lets make this one even better- in the Words of Allan Savory: 'Lets make 2014 a Vintage year for humanity.' I'm so grateful for the support of Vampire Diaries and The Ian Somerhalder Foundation. I'm so truly grateful for all of the support."

"The Vampire Diaries" Season 5 returns with the 100th episode titled, "500 Years of Solitude." The brand new episode is scheduled to air on Thursday night, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. EST on the CW Network.

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Actress Nina Dobrev arrives for the world premiere of Universal Pictures motion picture "Cowboys & Aliens" in conjunction with Comic Con in San Diego
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