So many wonderful moments of Hollywood intimacy happened at the Teen Choice Awards on August 10 — like the “Maid in Manhattan” and “Teen Wolf” reunions — but one star who made sure to not get too close to anybody else was Nina Dobrev. And you know what? She had a pretty good reason.
When Dobrev took the stage with Kellan Lutz to present the Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure award to Shailene Woodley, she finally (jokingly) addressed the plethora of dating rumors that have recently plagued her life by calling out Lutz for standing far away from her — the “Expendables 3″ hunk apparently came up with a “5 feet radius” rule because he didn’t want to be the latest notch on Dobrev’s fake Internet dating rumor belt:
— Kellan Lutz (@kellanlutz) August 11, 2014
It was an adorable bit, but still, we feel kind of sorry for the “Vampire Diaries” actress for having to deal with tabloid ridiculousness every time she leaves Atlanta to attend a Hollywood party. (We’ll get into that ridiculousness in one sec.) It’s not fair that a gorgeous, smart, talented, and funny actress like Dobrev is shamed for mingling with fellow celebrities, but for those of you who aren’t keeping track, here is every single human person that Nina Dobrev has dated in 2014, according to the internet:
1. Derek Theler
2. Orlando Bloom
3. Kellan Lutz
4. Ben McKenzie
5. Michael Trevino
6. Liam Hemsworth
7, 8, 9, 10. Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Joseph Morgan, Matt Davis
Okay, so the inclusion of these four “Vampire Diaries” dudes is all Dobrev’s doing — after her ridiculously rumor-filled weekend at Comic-Con, Dobrev posted the pic with her four costars to let fans know that she was in on the joke. “Apparently I have SOOOO many boyfriends. Here’s four more. I’m so busy. #tabloidsillyness,” she wrote.
11. Ian Somerhalder (Again!)
Keep at it, Nina! We’re living vicariously through you in the best possible way, even if absolutely none of this is true.