Nina Dobrev wore a pink bikini while out with her new boyfriend, and photos of the yacht outing are earning some attention today. The former star of “The Vampire Diaries” is not on set filming for the first time in six years, and she is enjoying a bit of fun while vacationing in France. On July 25, People Magazine shared photos of Nina and her new boyfriend, actor Austin Towell.
Nina and Austin spent the weekend in St. Tropez, and some photos of their beach outing on Friday show the couple not being bashful about their new love. The press snapped photos of Nina and Austin sharing a kiss. She is wearing a pink bikini in the photos.
People Magazine shared more about the couple’s outing. Their report revealed that: “The former The Vampire Diaries star, 26, wore a pink bikini as she smooched the Whiplash actor aboard a yacht off the coast of the French Riviera. [Then] the pair gleefully slid down the boat’s inflatable waterslide and also hopped aboard a jet-ski. Stowell, who donned black swim trunks with yellow smiley faces, manned the vehicle as Dobrev clung to his waist.”
The Friday PDA-filled moment was not the only moment caught by the paparazzi over the weekend. Daily Mail reported on more photos of the couple on Monday. The photos were snapped on Sunday, and it shows Nina and Austin sharing another kiss while he held her in his arms. The couple’s focus was entirely on each other.
This new relationship only went public in June. The couple was seen at a comedy show together on June 10. This is not the first relationship Nina Dobrev has had since her very public split from Ian Somerhalder, her co-star from “The Vampire Diaries.”
Some fans thought that Nina made her decision to leave the CW series because of problems with Ian. He is now married to “Twilight” star Nikki Reed. However, US Magazine shared Nina’s most recent comments about her split from Ian. She wanted to make sure fans knew that her departure from the popular series was not due to their split.
Nina said that, “I’ve said this before, that we didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t love or friendship. I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he’s great and I care about him. And that didn’t change. Yes, we’re professional and that’s fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now.”
Nina’s departure from “The Vampire Diaries” did shock longtime fans of the series. She made those involved with the series aware she would exit at the end of season six early on in the season. Nina’s character of Elena Gilbert is now in a witch caused sleep until the end of the series. Nina has made it clear she would return for the series finale.
The cast of The Vampire Diaries has returned to their Atlanta set to film season seven of the series, and Kat Graham recently spoke about how she felt about Nina’s departure in an interview with Hunger TV. She revealed that, “It will be very weird for me to not have her there. I mean I did most of my scenes by myself the past couple of seasons, so unfortunately beside a couple of flashbacks I haven’t really worked with her. But this is somebody who put their heart, and their soul, and all their time, for half a decade, into the show, and I really want to see her do some spectacular things now, and she obviously felt like Elena’s story had been told, and I can’t disagree with her. I’m like okay, you had enough time to tell the story, let’s jump to the next part of you life, and I’m just excited to see what’s next for her.”
Nina spoke about her departure from the series as well, and she was excited about what life held for her next. According to Daily Mail, she said in a recent interview that, “The fairy tale has to end, and the next chapter has to begin. I knew this was my time, and I’m excited for the next step. Anything for the first time, the unknown, the fear, those are all emotions that are so exciting, ultimately. I love that feeling, and I really want to feel that again. That’s why I’m excited about this next chapter: I have no idea what’s going to happen, and that means anything can happen. That’s what’s most exciting to me – the prospect of anything.”
It is clear that Nina has moved on from the series and her former relationship from these new photos. Fans will see Nina next on the big screen in “The Final Girls.” What do you of Nina’s new relationship with Austin Stowell?