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Dobrev 'splits from Hough'

Nina Dobrev has reportedly split from Derek Hough, just weeks after they stepped out together.

The new couple only went public with their romance a few weeks ago, but it seems the spark has already fizzled out. According to reports, the pretty actress and hunky dancer decided to go their separate ways after failing to spend enough time together.

Nina is busy shooting new episodes for US TV show The Vampire Diaries in Georgia, while Derek is committed to the new series of Dancing with the Stars, which is filmed in Los Angeles.

“They decided recently that the relationship had played itself out. The distance was too much to handle," a source revealed to Us Weekly.

Rumours about a blossoming romance between Nina and Derek first surfaced in late September, before they stepped out together earlier this month.

The couple were said to be infatuated with each other, with insiders claiming it could last the distance despite their hectic careers.

"Derek is smitten with Nina," a source said at the time. "He said he hasn't felt this way for a girl in a long time... Everyone approves!"

It was reported Nina grew closer to Derek while spending time with his sister, actress-and-dancer Julianne Hough.

The 24-year-old brunette has vowed not to let her friendship with Julianne be affected by the break-up.

"Julianne understands - there are no hard feelings," a source added to the publication.

Nina began dating Derek, 28, just a few months after she split with her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder. While discussing the end of her three-year relationship with Ian, she revealed she felt ready to be on her own.

“I think I'm looking forward to spending some time with myself and finding myself again,” Nina said.

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