A source tells the mag, “[Nina] was hanging a lot with Derek’s sister Julianne. Then she fell for him.”
In May Nina and Ian Somerhalder broke up but have remained good friends.
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At an event on August 10 she shared, “I’ve been a relationship girl and I’ve been in long-term relationships my whole life until this point, so I think I’m looking forward to spending some time with myself and finding myself again. I’m just discovering different sides of me and growing and then I’ll figure out what I like in a man when I see it.”
Another source reveals, “Derek is smitten with Nina. He said he hasn’t felt this way for a girl in a long time. …Everyone approves!”
Another eyewitness said that at the Kari Feinstein Emmys Style Lounge on Thursday, Sept. 19, Hough specifically requested shoes “for his girlfriend” and then “texted Nina for her size.”
Hough has tweeted a photo of himself hanging out with then couple Nina and Ian in the past. Hmmm…awkward now?