Did Nina Dobrev Go Public With Shaun White to Distract From BFF Julianne Hough’s Breakup?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nina Dobrev (L) and Julianne Hough speak onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards

Friends will do loads for each other. And in Hollywood, that would imply utilizing your private life to distract the media. Here’s why actress Nina Dobrev’s relationship reveal lining up with TV persona Julianne Hough‘s separation news doesn’t appear to be an accident.

Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough have been pals for years

Nina Dobrev (L) and Julianne Hough speak onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards
Nina Dobrev (L) and Julianne Hough communicate onstage on the 2016 American Music Awards | Jeff Kravitz/AMA2016/FilmMagic

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As the story goes, The Vampire Diaries actor and the Dancing with the Stars choose met in 2012, via their hairstylist, Riawna Capri. “She’s like, ‘You guys have to meet.’ We’ve just been like joined — connected at the hip,” Hough instructed E! News of their friendship in 2013.

Over the years, the pair have attended many occasions collectively, from award exhibits to launch events to sporting occasions. They’ve mingled with different stars like Kaley Cuoco and posed for picture ops with Jennifer Lopez. And in 2016, they even offered collectively on the American Music Awards (above)

They’re at all times happening adventures collectively

But events are removed from the one factor Hough and Dobrev do after they get collectively. As Dobrev instructed Cosmopolitan in 2013, “It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life.” And if you happen to thought that was simply discuss, you haven’t seen their Instagram posts collectively.

Along with a bunch of friends that always consists of Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr, Dobrev and Hough have traveled loads collectively. Sometimes they take quick snowboarding journeys to Mammoth Mountain, staying nearer to their Los Angeles residence base. But they celebrated Dobrev’s 30th birthday with a prolonged trip, touring to South Africa for a visit that included a safari.

Hough pronounces her separation from husband Brooks Laich

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When Dobrev and Hough have been first noticed hanging out, many (together with the creator of the Cosmo profile) made the idea that they bonded over their latest heartbreaks. At the time, Dobrev had break up from TVD co-star Ian Somerhalder, whereas Hough was contemporary off her breakup with Ryan Seacrest.

Shortly thereafter, Hough started relationship hockey participant Brooks Laich. The pair have been engaged in 2015 and married in 2017. However, on May 29, 2020, they formally introduced their separation. “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” they stated of their joint assertion.

Dobrev makes her relationship Instagram official

It might be a coincidence, however simply in the future earlier than this, Dobrev did one thing to take the eye away from Hough’s unhappy information. The Fam star has been rumored to be relationship snowboarder Shaun White. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they have been noticed hanging out, however nothing was official.

That is, till Dobrev shared a post to her Instagram account. In it, she reveals she’s minimize White’s hair. White additionally shared pictures on his web page, together with a time-lapse video of the method that includes Dobrev. While it may simply imply that they’re pals, it seems to be to most as if this makes them Instagram official.

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