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Now that Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are dating, it's time for Nina Dobrev to move on from her on-again, off-again boyfriend of nearly three years.

This being Hollywood, however, Nina can't just quietly date some dude if she wants to stick it to her ex. She's gotta do what Ian did: hook up with some D-lister from The O.C., and make sure the whole world knows about it.

Nina and Ben McKenzie  - who played Ryan Atwood on the once-buzzed-about Fox series - attended Comic Con together over the weekend and they were spotted getting close outside the San Diego Convention Center.

Nina Dobrev and Ben McKenzie

That may look like a platonic goodbye, but after sharing a few prolonged hugs, Nina and Ben hopped into a cab and took off together.

Were they headed to dinner? A bar? A hotel room? We don't know, but if Nina's goal was to mess with Ian's head, we're guessing it's mission accomplished.

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are totally together, and don't seem to mind who knows about it. The two were all over each other at San Diego's Comic-Con.

According to reports, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed were outwardly affectionate Saturday at the hot EW party at Hard Rock Hotel's Float Bar.

"They were so together," the insider said, noting that Somerhalder and Reed "were very hot and heavy," and that "they weren't hiding their PDA at all."

The Vampire Diaries star's ex-girlfriend and co-star Nina Dobrev was also on hand, though they missed any awkward run-ins, according to witnesses.

Awkward it is, whether they physically bumped into each other or not.

Dobrev and Somerhalder used to go on double dates with her friend Reed and then-husband Paul McDonald, who split up just a few months ago.

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When it comes to celebrity gossip, you can read almost anything into cryptic Instagram posts from celebrities to suit the juicy story you want.

In this case, though, it really does make you think.

With Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed dating, all eyes are on the actor's on-off love Nina Dobrev for any signs of a reaction. Her first comment?

Not something you would consider positive.

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“I give / You take / I break / You fake PITY / I bleed / You dive in deep / Into my blood / Thick as syrup / Tell me / Are you a mosquito?” Dobrev posts.

It goes without saying that this is not necessarily about Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed, neither of whom are mentioned or hinted at in the text.

It's also not an uplifting poem, however.

Considering that The Vampire Diaries cast members dated for three years in relative secrecy, and he's apparently going public with a new girl now?

Could be a lot for a young star to take in.

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Are Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed blending vampire families, so to speak, with a new romance? The duo were recently spotted together, sparking rumors.

It wasn't just a coincidental party run-in, either. The Vampire Diaries and Twilight actors were seen getting close at a Studio City, Calif., farmers market.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

The pair appeared affectionate and at ease with one another as they grabbed coffee and possibly each other (wouldn't you if you were them?!) Sunday.

Ian Somerhalder, 35, was dressed down in black sweatpants, gray T-shirt and a ball cap, while Nikki Reed, 26, appeared to be going to or from a workout.

Both are (or were) reportedly single, so this new couple, if it turned out to be a couple of any relevance, wouldn't be at all scandalous. Just hot!

Reed announced her divorce from American Idol star Paul McDonald in March, while Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are said to be in "off" mode.

At least until The Vampire Diaries Season 6 returns this fall.

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The marriage between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin is not the only one in Hollywood to come to an end this week.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald have announced they are separating after two years of marriage.

Said a rep for the actress via statement:

"After much consideration, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are ending their marriage. They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations."

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Paul McDonald didn't win a recording contract on American Idol, but the experience did earn him a fiancee.

In an interview with People, the aspiring singer confirmed that he and Twilight star Nikki Reed are engaged. The couple met when this season's Idol finalists attended the premiere of Red Riding Hood.

Paul and Nikki

"I'm getting married – yes – to the lovely Nikki Reed. That's been really exciting," McDonald says. "I'm really pumped up about that. She's an amazing lady, and I'm very lucky to be hanging out with her."

It's been a whirlwind romance, but no wedding date has been set yet. No truth to the rumor, either, that Paul popped the question just to guarantee himself a spot at the Breaking Dawn opening.

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The Twilight Saga may have won huge at last night's MTV Movie Awards, but Nikki Reed was a winner long before she joined her castmates on stage to accept the trophy for Best Movie.

On the red carpet of the ceremony, Reed flashed an engagement ring at E! News Marc Malkin and said of her boyfriend: "He's the one."

That boyfriend - nay, fiance! - of course is American Idol finalist Paul McDonald. The pair only met in March, but, hey, who true love knows no time frame.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald

Congratulations to the first ever Twilight/Idol couple! We wish them a lifetime of happiness.

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Paul McDonald will be okay.

Yes, the funky singer got eliminated from American Idol this week. But the aspiring artist has confirmed that he has a famous, beautiful woman to go home to each night. Yes, he really is dating Nikki Reed.

"[She's] supercool," McDonald told Us Weekly of the Twilight star. "She's been real supportive of this whole thing. She's actually pumped up now because she likes my original material way better than all the stuff I do on the show."

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Paul says he and Nikki are "officially dating," but "don't get to see each other too much because [we're] both working so hard."

Is there another Idol/Twilight love connection? Is Lauren Alaina getting it on with Taylor Lautner, as some sources have reported? McDonald has no clue.

"I don't know. I think he's just a fan of Idol in general. He seems like a really cool dude. I don't know too much about that."

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Paul McDonald was not voted off American Idol this week (did you see who was?!?). But the season 10 finalist has another reason to be excited these days, according to E! News sources:

He's dating Twilight Saga star Nikki Reed.

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The pair first met at the premiere for Red Riding Hood (where McDonald is actually caught on camera, admitting he doesn't know who Reed is) and have been "hanging out" ever since.

The actress has been off filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, while McDonald is busy in Hollywood these days, but an insider says they keep in touch via Skype. And this could give McDonald a huge Idol advantage.

Can you imagine if all Twihards give him their vote?!? Season. Over.

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