(LOS ANGELES) — Just weeks after Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev and Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Derek Hough went public with their affection, the pair reportedly has broken up.
Us Weekly reports that the two have decided to end the relationship. A friend of the couple also told the magazine that long distance between the two was a problem. Hough, 28, films in Los Angeles for ABC’s DWTS, while Dobrev, 24, works out of Atlanta for The CW’s Vampire Diaries.
“The distance was too much to handle,” the friend added.
The two seemed happy earlier this month, even hitting up Universal Studios’ Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights together in Los Angeles. And when Hough won his first Emmy Award last month, the actress gushed about him on Instagram. “@Derekhough !!!!!!!! #EMMYWINNER I cant express in 140 characters how unbelievably excited+incredibly proud I am of you. You deserve this,” she said then.
The Dancing With the Stars choreographer has previously been linked to actress and former DWTS partner Shannon Elizabeth. The two broke up after a year of dating.
Dobrev ended a three-year relationship with Ian Somerhalder in May.
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