Justin Bieber has a celebrity dad, and apparently, didn't even know it!
On Sunday, Nov. 16, in anticipation for the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards, E! News took to Instagram to point out the jaw-dropping resemblance between The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley, and the Canadian crooner, who performed his songs "Holy" and "Lonely" at the show.
"We know Paul Wesley and Justin Bieber aren't the same person, but have we ever seen them in a room together?" read the caption under the carousel of comparative photos between the two stars. "Hey Paul, have any plans?"
Many fans commented on the pictures with excited remarks, such as "Wow!They COULD be brothers!!!Can't wait to see Justin perform!!" Another fan wrote, "Omg ok thank you! Someone else sees it! I've been saying this for years."
The Vampire Diaries alum, as well as his former co-star Nina Dobrev, 31, played love interests on the supernatural drama series and had a bit of fun fanning the flames of speculation after seeing the post.
"He's my son," Paul joked. Then Nina replied, "Our love child."
Paul doubled down on the gag, adding, "#proudparents #wemissyouson #callusback." The exchange was a throwback moment for fans of the show and Beliebers alike.
Although the hit show wrapped in 2017, the two stars (who played Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert) have remained close friends. In fact, in September Paul and Nina reunited for a puppy playdate.
Nina took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself alongside Paul, his wife Ines de Ramon and their dogs.
"Hard to teach a buncha old dawgs new tricks," she captioned the photo. "#PuppyPlayDate." It's hard to believe that these two once "despised" each other, but Nina has since disputed those long-forgotten rumors and considers Paul, aka The Bieb's long-lost dad, one of her "best friends."