10 Co-Star Couples Who Started Hooking Up Before Their Characters Did
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Unlike the complicated road to love their characters had to take on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev, who played Elena, and Ian Somerhalder, who played Damon, connected right away. The pair started dating in 2011 right before we’d see Elena finally give in to Damon’s pleas. Of course, she had to break up with his brother Stefan, played by Paul Wesley, first. The couple was notoriously quiet about the truth of their relationship for a large part of their time together, but they’d eventually reveal their love for one another, just like their characters did on their hit show. The complications continued on the show and would eventually plague the couple in real life, and they would end up breaking up in 2013. At least we’ll always have reruns.