Eager fans of popular TV star Ian Somerhalder’s charm and boyish good looks might be relieved to find out that he’s not actually dating singer Molly Swenson, in contrast to recent news reports that have been in circulation. The 35 year-old “The Vampire Diaries” actor was said to be beginning a relationship with the blonde Swenson, a former contestant on the show “American Idol.”
Rumors of a burgeoning relationship between the pair started swirling after they were allegedly seen together at a party for Details magazine. Before rabid Somerhalder fans really got the chance to panic over his new relationship status, however, Swenson firmly and adamantly denied the rumors. Swenson, via her Twitter account, declared that she’s been in a committed relationship for two full years — and not with Somerhalder. Swenson has been dating Randal Hark, who works as a new client acquisitions director for FastPay, a commercial finance operation that specializes in digital businesses.
Although Swenson is a talented vocalist, she also works for RYOT News, which is a website that focuses on current philanthropic opportunities. Swenson is COO (chief operating officer) for the website. Her job actually is what initially brought upon the false rumors of a union with Somerhalder. The Louisiana-born actor is intensely concerned with charity, particularly in the realms of the environment and wildlife. As a result, he recently took a meeting at the RYOT News office, meeting Swenson there.
Since Swenson firmly denied the rumors of a relationship, Somerhalder enthusiasts can breathe a little easier — at least for a little while. With Somerhalder’s dark-haired appeal, undeniable acting chops and giving personality, he’ll surely be taken again in no time. Somerhalder previously was in a long-term relationship with actress Nina Dobrev, who he met on the “Vampire Diaries” set. The winsome Hollywood couple broke up in May of 2013 after roughly 3 years as a twosome.