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'Vampire Diaries' Fans Still Want Nina Dobrev With Ian Somerhalder's 'Damon'

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By Favour Adegoke on August 9, 2021 at 12:20 AM EDT

Eight years has passed since the "Vampire Diaries" cast finished filming, but its fanbase cannot get over a lot of things from the series. From the amazing and dysfunctional brotherhood between Stefan and Damon, to the unusual spark turned relationship between Damon and Nina, then the wholesome and beautiful friendship between Damon and Bonnie Bennett, fans cannot get over these incredible cast.

More importantly, fans are still talking about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), who took their on-screen relationship to the real world, and contributed to a widespread sadness, when they announced that they had split. Some conjectures formed on social media believed that this failed relationship eventually led to the end of the series as the duo could no longer work together.

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Although both parties have since moved on to other people, especially Dobrev, fans are still stuck in their romance that took place from 2010 to 2013, as they would always choose the Damon and Elena's ship.

Keep reading below to find out some of the stars Dobrev dated after Somerhalder, and why fans would not move on.

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Derek Hough

It's no news that Dobrev is a real-life Bachelorette, the only difference is she did not sign up on any show to find love. From the get-go, several male celebrities have been noted their interest in the actress, and while many have not gotten their wish, Derek Hough did.

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Hough and Dobrev became acquainted through his sister, Julianne Hough, whom is Dobrev's best friend. Although the pair seemed like their meeting was a match made from heaven, they did not last up to two months before calling it quits.

Per to TheThings, both parties already knew that they relationship was an epic fail within six weeks, and they amicably decided to end the charade. However, this did not reflect on Dobrev and Julianne's friendship, as they are still close friends.

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Austin Stowell

Austin Stowell and Dobrev shared a beautiful romance journey that kicked off sometime in 2015. However, they officially announced that they were a couple in October of the same year, via Twitter.

The duo often went on trips together, and were very keen on PDA wherever they went, which was lovely to watch, only that it did not last long. Seven months into the relationship, they decided to part ways, as their schedules got in the way a lot.

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Both parties told interviewers that they were too "busy to maintain a relationship," so it was better to call it off early. Fans were sad to hear that the lovers did not work out, but if anyone knew better, another relationship was around the corner for Dobrev.

Glen Powell

In 2017, rumors of Glen Powell and Dobrev's relationship went viral after they were spotted being cozy at the Golden Globe awards after-party that took place at the beginning of the year.

The speculations increased when the pair attended Dobrev's best friend's wedding arm-in-arm, and they looked incredible. The pair took and posted many photos of themselves from the wedding that further intensified the questions about their rumored romance.

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The ex-lovers never officially came out to reveal anything, but reports confirmed that they were involved from 2017 to 2018, before calling it quits. Now, Powell is in a relationship with American model, Gigi Paris.

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Shaun White

American professional snowboarder and skateboarder, Shaun White and Dobrev sparked dating rumors in February 2021 when White dedicated a lovely Instagram post about the actress on Valentine's Day. The post featured several goofy photos of Dobrev sticking out her tongue to lick the athlete with huge smiles on their faces.

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In the caption he wrote; "I never knew I was so lickable till we met. Thank you for keeping a smile on my face and being the beautiful person that you are!"

In March again, photos of them riding bicycles in Malibu, California, made it to the internet, which captivated the actress' fan base, as they wished her well in her new love story. The couple have been reportedly staying together since the pandemic began.

Many Roads Still Lead To Ian Somerhalder

Dobrev and Somerhalder's past romance is often a trending topic amongst fans, especially on TikTok. This romance has been analyzed in different ways, and supporters cannot fathom why the duo decided to breakup when they had such a beautiful connection.

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A photo showing Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder dancing
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Despite the fact that the pair are now currently involved with other people, fans are still finding it difficult to accept that there is no chance for a comeback between them. The love that they shared on screen was dazzling, and it's understandable that many are still stuck in it.

Nevertheless, fans all elated that the pair have found love with other people, and will always have a special place in their hearts.

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