5 Things to Know About ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder's New Girl, Molly Swenson

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By charmaine corne clutton | April 22, 2014 3:50 PM EST

He has captivated fans all over the world with his smoldering blue-eyed look. Now, he might possibly be doing the same for his new lady love, Molly Swenson, according to various reports. Maybe Nina Dobrev is really out of the equation now as news site on entertainment Perez Hilton reports that Ian Somerhalder might have just moved on from the stunning Bulgarian beauty Nina Dobrev to businesswoman Molly Swenson.

The two were reportedly seen holding hands during an event at Details magazine. The pair then headed afterwards to Treat's bash to honor cover girl Dylan Penn. However, it has been reported that Molly Swenson, also the CEO of company which Ian Somerhalder is part of the advisory board, is currently off the market for two years. Despite such reports, the two have been seen together frequently at various events and functions.

If the "Vampire Diaries" hunky actor is really dating Molly Swenson, here are the 5 things you need to know about the feisty young lady love:

#5  She auditioned for American Idol and got accepted

Looks like Ian Somerhalder's in for a treat from his possible new lady love as the lass was accepted in the Top 50 of the hit talent show "American Idol." Swenson occasionally raps too, at least according to her RYOT profile.

#4 She's the CEO of RYOT

When she's not belting to the tune of famous singers in the industry, Molly Swenson busies herself with the operations of her company RYOT. Swenson provides the world with breaking news that allows viewers to participate in causes or advocacies they adhere to.

#3 She used to intern at the White House

Not only talented and philanthropic, Molly is also political-savvy. Swenson used to work for the Office of Presidential Personnel.

#2 She graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2010

What do you get when you have beauty, talent and brains?-Molly Swenson! The rumored girlfriend of Ian Somerhalder graduated with honors from none other than the deemed best university in the world.

#1 She's a globe trotter

Born in Seattle, Swenson has since lived in cities such as Buenos Aires, New York, Cambridge and Washington D.C. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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