updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 01/08/2014 AT 10:45 PM ET
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev may not be dating anymore, but they still finish each other’s sentences.
The ex-couple – who are still costars on The Vampire Diaries – joked about their “Best Chemistry” win at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, and they seemed perfectly in step.
“This is crazy, can you believe this is almost five years in the making?” Somerhalder, 35, said to his erstwhile flame.
“We started dating on the show,” began Dobrev, 24.
“We started dating in real life,” finished Somerhalder.
“And then we broke up in real life,” said Dobrev.
“And yet our characters are still dating on the show,” added Somerhalder.
“It’s a good thing it’s not awkward,” joked the actress, who recently helped Somerhalder deliver his dog Nietzsche’s puppies.
“Well, it’s a good thing we have chemistry,” Dobrev quipped.
The couple split in May after having dated for several years.