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Nina Dobrev And Ben McKenzie Cozy Up At Comic-Con, But Guys, They're Just Friends

07/28/2014 09:37 am ET | Updated Jul 28, 2014

Nina Dobrev seems to be doing just fine since rumors of her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder's romance with Nikki Reed surfaced last week.

The "Vampire Diaries" star was seen hugging former "O.C." actor Ben McKenzie after the Entertainment Weekly 2014 Comic-Con party on Saturday, July 26. Dobrev, 25, and McKenzie, 35, who now stars on "Gotham," were photographed together before getting into the same taxi.

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Although they look like more than friends, a source tells JustJared.com that Dobrev and McKenzie are not striking up a romantic relationship.

“They’ve been just friends for a few years,” the source said. “Ben is best friends with Nina‘s 'Vampire Diaries' co-star Paul Wesley from way back. Ben was just being a gentleman last night and protecting her from some of the photographers who were being aggressive.”

Meanwhile, Somerhalder was seen working out with his reported lady on Friday, July 25, and was later spotted leaving her house in Los Angeles. "[Nikki and Ian are] smitten with each other and love spending time together," an insider told E! News.

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