Nina Dobrev “Moving On” With Benjamin McKenzie, Declares Clueless Perez Hilton

Truth rating: 0
Nina Dobrev Dating

By Shari Weiss

Ben McKenzie dating

(Getty Images)

Nina Dobrev Dating

(Getty Images)

Nina Dobrev Moving On From Ian Somerhalder With — Ben McKenzie!” blares a headline from the perennially clueless Perez Hilton. The blogger writes that the two stars were photographed sharing an “intense hug” outside a Comic-Con party on Saturday, and goes on to declare, “it looks like we might have a #NewCoupleAlert on our hands!”

“The veeeerrry ‘friendly’ duo even got into the same cab together… To presumably finish the night off with a bang (pun intended!),” claims an unfunny Perez. He goes on, “Now, we have no idea if this pair is actually romantically linked, but by the looks of Ben’s smile — he’s happy to have ‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress by his side!”

“Wonder if Nina has taken the leap into this new relationship after her ex-BF Ian Somerhalder was spotted with Twilight actress Nikki Reed last week??” asks Perez. Of course, real journalists don’t just “wonder,” and they don’t post things they have “no idea” about.

If Perez bothered to fact-check, he’d know that Dobrev and McKenzie have been friends for years, along with Dobrev’s co-star Paul Wesley, who appeared on “The O.C.” with McKenzie. The hug was McKenzie comforting her, not a precursor to some illicit romp, as Perez suggests. Sadly, it seems Dobrev also needs protection from Perez’s awful “reporting.”

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue