LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Nina Dobrev cozied up to Austin Stowell this week.
The 26-year-old actress was spotted with the 30-year-old actor at the Hallmark Shoebox anniversary party Wednesday. The pair arrived together but did not walk the red carpet, and were later seen kissing during the event.
"[They were laughing and] getting cozy during the comedy show," an onlooker told People magazine. An insider added, "She was very happy to have a night out with her new guy. And she was very excited to see her friend Rob Riggle host the show."
Dobrev and Stowell were first linked after they were spotted spending time together at the Indy 500 in May. Less than a week later, the pair helped treat two Kind Campaign fundraiser winners to a dinner with such celebrities as Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul.
Dobrev previously dated The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder from 2010 to 2013. The actor married Twilight actress Nikki Reed in April, and Dobrev subsequently told E! News she is happy for the couple and thinks it is "beautiful" they wed.
Dobrev portrayed Elena Gilbert for several years on The Vampire Diaries, but will not return for season 7. Stowell is known for playing Kyle in Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, and appeared in Love and Honor, Whiplash and Behaving Badly.