Ian Somerhalder offered a fan Nina Dobrev's phone number at Comic-Con yesterday in what could best be described as an awkward moment.
The two co-stars appeared at the annual San Diego pop culture extravaganza for a panel Q&A discussion to promote The Vampire Diaries Season 5.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who dated in real life but broke up earlier this year, have remained cordial and professional by all accounts.
That doesn't mean things aren't weird at times, however.
At one point, Nina joked in response to a question, "Is there anyone Elena hasn't made out with?" when an audience member shouted "Me!"
Ian replied, "Give me your number. I'll set you up."
He was joking ... we think.
Maybe it was just a misfired joke, as Ian is known to produce, or a product of the TVD cast working very late Friday night in Atlanta before flying in.
At the same time, Somerhalder's comment came after the pair attempted to avoid one another in the press room. According to an E! News source:
"Ian showed up and Nina showed up shortly after."
"She saw Ian was right in front of her and went away, then came back a little later so they were spaced out a bit more during press-line interviews."
They could have been spaced out by coincidence, or because they were being interviewed by different outlets ... but it does make you wonder.