New couple alert? Weeks before Shaun White and Nina Dobrev sparked dating rumors while on a scenic bike ride, they were spotted getting “flirty” during a FaceTime call, an eyewitness exclusively tells In Touch.

At the time, the 33-year-old Olympic athlete was seen at Shake Shack in the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where he told the eyewitness he was in town for a photo shoot. “He walked in with glasses on and was on the phone.” Explaining their interaction, the source says, “I apologized for interrupting his call and he asked if I wanted to say ‘hi’ to the person on the line. He showed me his phone and it was Nina Dobrev! I almost fainted.”


The Vampire Diaries star, 31, was “waving and looked pretty normal, she was in bed,” the onlooker adds. “Shaun sat in the corner and was just talking to her while he was eating. It was really cute. It seemed to me like they were an item — he was smiling the whole time.”

On March 22, the rumored couple stepped out for some fresh air despite the coronavirus pandemic. As the two weren’t keeping a social distance, it’s possible they could be shacking up in quarantine together.

Courtesy of Nina Dobrev

On March 17, the actress told fans how seriously she is taking the current crisis. “Hoping everyone is stocked up, quarantined up and is taking the necessary measures to protect themselves and be safe,” she captioned a selfie sporting a face mask. “Wear gloves, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. It’s scary out there. But there’s no need to feel helpless. You are not alone.”

As for Shaun, he is also being cautious since the outbreak. That same day, he shared a video playing “quarantine edition” Monopoly. Although he didn’t show his opponent, it’s possible Nina was on the other side of the board.

On March 23, the athlete joked about practicing his snowboarding skills from his living room. “Where I’ll be training from now on … #StayHome #Quarantine,” he wrote on Instagram. Both Nina and Shaun sound like great quarantine buddies.

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