Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev is reportedly leaning on her best friend to move on from former boyfriend Ian Somerhalder.Reuters

Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev is reportedly leaning on her best friend to move on from former boyfriend Ian Somerhalder.

According to Hollywood Life, the 25-year-old actress, who plays Elena Gilbert on the hit television show is spending more time with Jessica Szohr.

Dobrev and Somerhalder dated for more than three years, before splitting in May last year. The two kept their relationship largely private and only acknowledged it publically in 2011.

However, the 35-year-old actor has moved on in his love life and is currently dating Nikki Reed.

"Jessica and Nina are together non-stop lately; they're getting super close," a source close to the two told the website.

"It's really great for Nina to have someone to talk to that can understand what she's going through with Ian. Jessica had to work with Ed (Westwick) when they were broken up so she totally gets all the weird feelings that go with it."

"She's friends with Nikki too so she's trying not to take sides," the insider added. "She's working on getting them to talk things out and make up but she's not pushing; she's definitely on team Nina if it came down to that."

Somerhalder and Reed were first romantically linked in late July after they were spotted shopping at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, Somerhalder confirmed their relationship on Instagram when he lashed out at few of his fans for bashing Reed.

Meanwhile, Szohr had posted a photo to her Instagram page with Dobrev.

She captioned the image: "Get ready to watch the sweet and amazing@ninadobrev and her great cast ... #TVD 8pm on the CW tonight! #dormsz (@jess_stam #stormz)."