Could Liam Hemsworth and Nina Dobrev be Hollywood's next young power couple?
The Hunger Games actor, 24, and the Vampire Diaries actress, 25, were spotted bonding at Atlanta's Corner Tavern over the weekend, leading many to wonder if they're seeing each other romantically. "They were talking to each other mostly, but they didn't look flirtatious by any means," a source says. "On occasion, Liam put his arm around Nina's shoulder when he was talking to her at the bar."
Even in the dimly lit hangout, 6-foot-3 Hemsworth stood out. "A group of girls came up to take pictures with Liam," the source says, adding that the Paranoia star even bought a round of drinks for people.
An insider previously told E! News that "it didn't seem like a date" and "there was no PDA going on" when the actors were inside the bar.
But here's where the romance speculation come into play: When Hemsworth and Dobrev left the venue, the Australian actor got affectionate with the five-time Teen Choice Awards winner. "He had his hand wrapped around her waist, and she was looking up at him and they had a quick kiss," the source says. "Then she got in her car." The source notes that the kiss was "really quick"—more like a peck, really.
Hemsworth then rejoined his group of friends, and the guys headed home soon after.
Dobrev's rep had no comment on the Feb. 7 sighting. The actress previously dated her Vampire Diaries costar Ian Somerhalder, while Hemsworth ended his engagement to Miley Cyrus in September 2013.