Courtesy: Instagram
Jessica Ellis
January 01, 2016 8:13 am

Nina Dobrev is certainly not shedding any tears over Ian Somerhalder, her ex and former The Vampire Diaries co-star, who got married in 2015. The actress seems to be set to conquer a newly rung-in 2016 by truly loving life, and doing it with a new love, Austin Stowell, by her side.

Dobrev shared this so-sweet-it-hurts snap on Instagram on December 30th, raising a chorus of more than 500,000 likes in less than two days. It appears to show the lovebirds on a ski slope, enjoying each other even more than the naturally beautiful scenery. Sounds like a perfect way to end the year! According to Hollywood Life, the couple has been together since the early summer of 2015, but their status was rumor only for a good long while. The gossip wheel really started spinning in early October, when the two appeared together on the red carpet for the premiere of the Cold War-era thriller, Bridge of Spies, in which Stowell had a major role.  Finally the two confirmed the stories in maybe the cutest way ever for a 21st century celeb couple: over Twitter.  

Dobrev was quick to respond and clearly didn’t blink an eye at the term “girlfriend.”

Completely cemented as one of Hollywood’s cutest couples of the season, Dobrev and Stowell have engaged in a winter of frolicking, baking, public cuddling, and just about anything else you’d like to do with your partner during the most wonderful time of the year. Because we can’t resist adorable couples at HelloGiggles, here’s just a few more pics to help you set and achieve those relationship goals in 2016!  

(Image via Instagram.)

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