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
No one even managed to get these two in a photo together, but celebrity gossip bible People reported that Dobrev and “Baby Daddy” star Theler danced and “briefly” kissed during the July 26 Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con party, so they’re clearly getting married tomorrow.
2. Orlando Bloom
Dobrev and Bloom posed outside of the Comic-Con “Bates Motel” party on July 25 — a day before her rendezvous with Theler — and I’ve never taken a picture with someone without also dating them, so. Yeah, they’re definitely dating. In fact, what if it was actually DOBREV’s name that Bloom “punched” Justin Bieber to protect instead of Miranda Kerr’s? Mind blown.
3. Kellan Lutz
Sorry, Nutz (that’s the Nina/Kellan shipper name I came up with just now), but your little joke Sunday night resulted in the opposite of its desired affect — “dating” is now the second option that comes up when you Google your names together.
4. Ben McKenzie
At the very same Comic-Con party where Dobrev danced/picked out baby names with Theler, she was also seen canoodling with “Gotham” Ben McKenzie. Several outlets, like The Huffington Post, snapped photos of them actually hugging! Crap, that sounds serious.
5. Michael Trevino
They’ve worked together for roughly six years, so when Trevino broke up with his longtime girlfriend — Jenna Ushkowitz of “Glee” fame — the Internet naturally lumped them together. I mean, of course.
6. Liam Hemsworth
This picture of the pair together (JLaw is in it too, but don’t mind her) may be from all the way back in 2012, but that didn’t stop People and more from linking them together in February of 2014.
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!)
Don’t stop believing! Or do, actually, because Somerhalder is reportedly dating Nikki Reed. Hey, at least the former couple’s characters are kind of together on TV, if you forget about the fact that Somerhalder’s Damon is dead?
Keep at it, Nina! We’re living vicariously through you in the best possible way, even if absolutely none of this is true.