Canadian actor Nina Dobrev rose to fame with the famous CW series The Vampire Diaries. She played dual characters of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in the supernatural fantasy drama. The character of Elena shares a complicated relationship with the Vampire brothers Stefan and Damon.

Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev

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The sizzling chemistry between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder needs no description. The actor duo was one of the biggest draws for the reputed supernatural horror romance. According to the speculations around one of the much-hyped couples of Tinsel Town, the Love Hard actor used the reputation and crazy fan following of Ian Somerhalder for her career.


Nina Dobrev Allegedly Used Ian Somerhalder For Her Successful Career

The supernatural fantasy drama became such a huge hit due to the rocking chemistry between Elena played by Nina Dobrev and Damon portrayed by Ian Somerhalder. The actor duo dated each other for almost three years but broke up in 2013. Multiple speculations were made by their fans and followers after their breakup. According to input provided to the media outlet US Weekly by an insider close to the ex-couple-

“I think she decided she wanted to experience other things. The relationship kind of brewed out of a friendship and the fact that they had to get into a romance for the show.”

Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev with Ian Somerhalder

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Some even went on to speculate about Nina Dobrev’s hunger for media attention and her Hollywood career which skyrocketed after her linkup with The Anomaly actor. Allegedly the larger-than-life presence of Ian Somerhalder was one of the biggest reasons for the Canadian actor’s romantic linkup with him.

The ex-couple is still on good terms. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Nina Dobrev spoke about her rapport with Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed. She said-

“I don’t think that’s weird at all. I think that’s great. I think, ‘Why can’t everyone be friends?’ I think that they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy and so am I, and what’s bad about that? I don’t see any problem with that,” 

Both Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have moved on in their life and are happy in their current relationship with their respective partners.

Nina Dobrev Is Currently Dating Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White

Nina Dobrev is currently dating famous snowboarding champion Shaun White. The couple met during an award function in 2012, but they started dating in 2020. They sparked dating rumors when they were spotted on a bicycle ride in Malibu.

Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev with Sahun White

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From posting cute pictures on social media to hanging out together- the couple loves spending time together. During an interview with a reputed media platform People, Shaun White was all praises about his partner. He said-

“Nina’s just been so supportive and so amazing through this whole process for me. Through the pandemic, she was a lifesaver — she really made that time in my life special.”

Nina Dobrev
Nikki Reed with Ian Somerhalder

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Ian Somerhalder tied the knot with the American actor Nikki Reed in 2015 after dating for a year. They welcomed their daughter in 2017 and a baby boy in 2023.

The Vampire Diaries is currently available on Netflix.


Source: US Weekly


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