Nina Dobrev Reveals Real-Life Romance Drama on ‘The Vampire Diaries’


Yikes! Nina DobrevShe revealed her role on The Vampire Diaries caused major relationship drama – after she got cast and her then-boyfriend didn’t!

“They were gonna choose him [for the role of Damon Salvatore],” Dobrev, 33, said during a Wednesday, June 29, episode of Jessica Szohr’s “XOXO” podcast. “They ended up not choosing him, but I got cast. And then it got awkward.”

The Bulgarian native shared that her relationship ended abruptly after she had landed the part. “We broke up,” she said.

Damon Salvatore, a brooding bad boy, was eventually shown by Ian SomerhalderDobrev dated a woman named Yuri, who Dobrev dated between 2010 and 2013. Despite their split Then Came YouActress (Who has been dating) Shaun WhiteSince 2020 Pulsestar (who was married to Nikki ReedSince 2015) they have managed to stay friends and even continue to play love interest on screen. 

“I don’t think that’s weird at all,” the DegrassiDuring a January 2019 episode, the alum spoke out about her post-romantic relationship to the Louisiana native, 44. Live Streaming: See What Happens. “I think that [he and Reed]Have a beautiful baby [daugther, Bohdi], and they are happy and so am I. What’s bad about that?”

Two years ago, Somerhalder, 34, and Reed, 34, discussed their friendly relationship to Dobrev. They also noted how damaging rumors of drama between Dobrev’s and Reed can be to read. The TwilightStar shared an Instagram photo of star and the three of them smiling while the V-Wars alum reposted the snap on his own Instagram, asking fans to “stop spreading hate everywhere,” before adding, “there’s already too much of that right now in our world.”

Dobrev’s whirlwind romance with White, 35, began in February 2020 when fans noticed that they had shared similar photos from a trip to South Africa. One month later, they were photographed together while riding a bicycle in Malibu.

A source exclusively told the story in April 2020. Us Weekly that the two “were enjoying their time getting to know each other,” adding, “Nina really likes Shaun, and they both laugh a lot together.” 

The couple got married Official Instagram relationship in May 2020 An insider revealed Us at the time that the duo were “living together” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “They’re super compatible and both free-spirited people” who are “comfortable around each other and supportive of one another in their fields,” the source added.

Since confirming their romance, the pair have used social media to highlight their relationship — and poke fun at each other whenever possible. “The person in this photo is the funniest, most charming, sexiest, and hardest working person I know. The other person is my boyfriend,” Dobrev captioned a photo of the couple on his 35th birthday. “Happy Birthday baby, thank you for always being older than me. @shaunwhite.”

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