The Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
The Vampire Diaries may believe in immortals and their ability to hold on to everlasting love, but their stars sure can’t hold on that long. Here’s a quick look at the on-screen and off-screen relationship timeline between Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.
Damon and Elena
As with any good love triangle, the tension between the vampire Salvatore brothers and the lovely Elena Gilbert was all the audience lived and breathed for. The diehard fans of The Vampire Diaries were always at the edge of their seats—was Elena going to choose the angelic Stefan (played by Paul Wesley), or the devilish Damon (played by Ian Somerhalder)? While the choice seemed like torture for the longest time, Elena eventually made her decision and fell in love with Damon, and eventually, their characters made love to the delight of the fans everywhere.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
Of course, the steamy romance between the two characters wasn’t simply for show. Behind the scenes, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev began to date in 2011, and the real-life love story was worthy of swooning over. ““I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional,” Nina said. “But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.” The couple then went on to make their relationship very public, going to award shows and charity events together, extremely in love and to the delight of their fans. They had a few rocky moments, but it really did seem like the power couple was going to last forever.
Awkward or not? Watch Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev talk about their breakup here:
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Fast forward to 2014, and Ian and Nina are reportedly no longer on speaking terms on set. The on-and-off couple finally called it quits in 2013, and while they’re supposedly in good terms, Ian makes it difficult for ex-girlfriend Nina when he brings his new flame Nikki Reed on to the Vampire Diaries set. Nina and Twilight star Nikki Reed are allegedly “”pretending to be BFFs while secretly muttering curse words at each other.” They are obviously extremely uncomfortable, and this has even caused Nina to want to leave the show to move on to other projects in her career. Meanwhile, Nina has been seen canoodling with her former flame Derek Hough. With the future of the show’s power couple on the rocks, could this also mean that the show is coming to an end after six seasons? Most speculators certainly think so. It just goes to show that it’s never a good idea to date your co-star in Hollywood, especially if your co-star is playing an immortal vampire who will never get killed off your show.
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