"We started dating on the show... We started dating in real life... and then we broke up in real life... and yet our characters are still dating on the show... It's a good thing it's not awkward! Well, it's a good thing we have chemistry!" The Vampire Diaries co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev make light of their on and off-screen relationship as they accept the Favorite On-screen Chemistry prize at the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (08Jan14). The acting hunk proved there were no hard feelings between the pair by planting a loud kiss on Dobrev's cheek after the joint acceptance speech.