For a brief time in entertainment history, vampires were all the rage. Buffy , Twilight , and True Blood proved that audiences thirsted for vampire-human romance, so The CW capitalized on that craze with its adaptation of L. Smith's The Vampire Diaries novels. The series, which immediately claimed its own new fang led audience, became a major hit for the network, but it wasn't all sunshine rings and crows for this show. Here's the story you might not know about The Vampire Diaries.
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When Ian Somerhalder wasn't busy dealing with the drama on his hit TV series, The Vampire Diaries , it looks like he was busy doing the same in real life. It seems he had a lot in common with his character Damon Salvatore, minus dealing with all the supernatural events, of course. Though its been more than two years since the series ended, we're just learning more about the relationships between the cast members on The Vampire Diaries, like the fact Nina hated Paul Wesley when they first started shooting. This isn't the first time the cast has been associated with drama. There was that rumor from a few years ago that Ian may have cheated on Nina Dobrev , smh. Remember that one time the two were linked to each other? If you need a refresher, here's a brief history on Ian Somerhalder's love life.
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It even seemed as if their off-screen romance was a driving force behind their on-screen love affair. However, not all Hollywood romances have a happy ending. In , the co-stars-turned-couple called it quits , leaving Vampire Diaries fans stunned. We weren't kidding about the whole "stunned" thing, folks.
Check out what Wesley, Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev — who played their characters' mutual love interest Elena Gilbert, and other stars from The Vampire Diaries have been up to in recent years. Dobrev has dated a few celebs over the years. They split after about seven months. They broke up in Ian and Nikki are also philanthropists and active in their charity, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation , which "works to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.