Nina Dobrev and her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder have apparently hit back at claims they have split.
The couple - who met on the set of the hit show - sparked speculation they are no longer an item earlier this year after they attended a number of different public events solo.
Nina, 24, and Ian, 34, have been dating for around two years and tried to keep their relationship secret at first, rarely commenting on it, and not speaking to each other on Twitter.
But after Ian posted a link to a video clip appearing on Entertainment Weekly where he was challenged to act as stylist for co-star Paul Wesley, dressing a cardboard cut out in a ridiculous costume, Nina sent him a message on the social networking site.
The actress wrote: "Haha Just seeing this! Over Paul's dead body would he wear that... But I like where you're going, will you be my stylist Ian?"
Ian replied: "Babe, I simply can't compete with Ilaria," referring to Nina's stylist Ilaria Urbinati.
The couple's online banter has poured water on the flames of the split rumours circulating the internet.