Exes Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder Back Together… At the CW Upfronts Anyway

Who says you can’t continue to work together after a three-year romance and a breakup that made headlines just last week?

On Thursday, The Vampire Diaries co-stars — and now, exes — Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder put on their professional hats and appeared on stage together at the CW Network’s 2013 Upfront event in New York City.

The former couple, who both dressed to impressed (Dobrev in a Versace dress and gold Cuyana Granulated Stud earrings, Somerhalder in a Simon Spurr three-piece plaid suit), was joined by the network’s president Mark Pedowitz as the trio spoke about the upcoming year.

While Dobrev, 24, and Somerhalder, 34, are no longer dating, the actors “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started,” sources told Us Weekly last week.

The Vampire Diaries season four finale airs on Thursday at 8 p.m. on the CW. It was recently announced that a spin-off, The Originals will premiere during the 2013-14 season.