A source tells PEOPLE that the two good-looking singletons have been hanging out romantically recently.
“They’ve known each other for a while. Recently they’ve been hanging out as more than friends. It’s super casual,” the source said. However, the source added that Bloom was spotted attending a Coachella party on Friday with a woman who was not Dobrev. (The Vampire Diaries star is at the festival, but not with Bloom.)
“We’re friends, it’s good,” Bloom, 40, said. “We’re all grown up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [breakups] don’t have to be about hate.”
Dobrev even helped Somerhalder, 38, deliver his dog Nietzsche’s puppies.
Reps for Dobrev and Bloom did not respond to requests for comment.