By obtaining the main role of the series The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev has lost her companion at the time. Find out why the famous series cost him his love story.
Sometimes, getting the role of a lifetime requires great sacrifice…for example, a love story . This is the case of Nina Dobrev whose career took off with her role in The Vampire Diaries . But her relationship did not last.
Nina Dobrev’s breakup
The Scott Brothers, Newport Beach or Gossip Girl… many podcasts highlighting cult series from previous years have emerged in recent months. Cult actors from these shows are on the microphone and invite other actors to share their experience. This is the case of Jessica Szohr who invited Nina Dobrev in an episode of the XOXO podcast.
Nina Dobrev has told an anecdote about her casting for The Vampire Diaries. She applied with her then-boyfriend: “They were going to cast him [for the role of Damon Salvatore]. They ended up not taking him, but I was taken. Then it got weird.” .
However, the actress had by her own admission completely missed her casting, being sick when she passed it. She didn’t give up though and went back to the producers later and said, “Listen, I was sick that day, I didn’t do my best, I really, really want this part.” The reaction of Julie Plec, creator of the series, was very clear according to Entertainment Weekly: “It was so magical and so perfect that she got the part in the minute”.
The actress explained that shortly after she began filming the series, she broke up with her then-boyfriend.
The love story of Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
We imagine that his ex had a hard time seeing his girlfriend succeed where he had failed. His ego must have taken an additional blow when he learned that Nina Dobrev fell in love with the actor who was chosen to play Damon: Ian Somerhalder.
Indeed, Nina Dobrev had a highly publicized love affair with the actor between 2010 and 2013. Eventually, the couple ended up breaking up, much to the disappointment of fans of The Vampire Diaries series . They nevertheless had to continue to play a couple for years in front of the camera maintaining in fact good friendly relations.
Today Ian Somerhalder is married to actress Nikki Reed with whom he has a daughter. Nina Dobrev, 33, for her part, has been in a relationship with snowboarding champion Shaun White since 2019. Together, they share the same love of board sports.