Nina Dobrev and Austin Stowell may have confirmed their romance only a few days ago, however, sources are now revealing how Hollywood's newest couple came to be. According to friends close to "The Vampire Diaries" actress, Selena Gomez played matchmaker for her close friend and costar.
Hollywood Life reports that after Gomez worked alongside Stowell in their new film, "In Dubious Battle," the songstress encouraged her new friend to ask Dobrev out on a date.
"Selena and Austin became close friends while filming 'In Dubious Battle' in Atlanta. It was Selena who went on and on about how wonderful and beautiful and talented Nina is," the source began, "Austin and Nina are both signed to the same agency CAA and has crossed paths before, but it wasn't until spending time in Atlanta that they really got to know each other."
The source adds, "This was back in January, so the two of them have been seeing each other since then. They've just recently decided to go public with their romance. So Selena could be considered a matchmaker."
News of the couple's romance was reportedly confirmed this past weekend during Jamie King's baby shower, where Dobrev introduced Stowell as "her boyfriend" to close friends.
A source confirms, "Nina introduced Austin as her boyfriend to people who didn't know him. Most of the people there knew each other. They were glued to each other. Either holding hands the entire time to they had their arms around each other. They both seemed really happy, especially Nina."
Stowell and Dobrev ignited dating rumors last month after the actress took to Instagram to share photobooth pics of herself and Stowell, sending fans into a frenzy regarding whether or not Dobrev had found a new man.
The duo continued their love for photobooth pics during King's baby shower on June 14, sharing several snaps of themselves dressed up in fun costumes in honor of the celebratory get together.
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