All The Cast Members Who Dated On ‘The Vampire Diaries’

During Vampire Diaries’ time on-air, we all fell in love with the fictional relationships, but did you know some of the actors dated in real life too? Here’s a list of all the actors who dated from the show! 

Anna Meyer

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Posted On: August 4th, 2021 6:39 pm pst

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Couples from Vampire Diaries who dated in real life

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With actors Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, Vampire Diaries created many of our favorite characters and had several show ships. This popular CW show ran for eight years before they sadly brought it to an end. 

While we know about all the couples on the show, many of the actors who portrayed the characters took their relationships a little deeper off-screen. Let’s take a look at some of the Vampire Diaries characters who dated in real life.

Joseph Morgan and Persia White:

The notorious Klaus Mikaelson, portrayed by Joseph Morgan and introduced in season three seeking doppelganger blood to create hybrids, dated Persia White, aka Abby Bennett (Bonnie Bennett’s mom.) Morgan said that when they started talking, he thought to himself, “Well, I definitely want to see her again,” according to the Associated Press. The two of them sparked a romance in June 2011. While both characters on the show may not have had the happiest ending, in real life, the actors certainly did. Joseph Morgan and Persia White have been married since July 5, 2014.

Candice Accola and Zach Roerig

From lovers on the show to lovers in real life, Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) and Zach Roerig (Matthew Donovan) dated each other from 2011-2012. Accola and Roerig started dating around the time when their characters broke up in the show. Accola is now happily married to Joe King. Coincidentally Nina Dobrev was the reason they met.

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Perhaps the most well-known and fan-favorite real-life couple of the cast are Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. The two actors dated for three years and sadly broke up just as their characters started dating. Dobrev shared with Maria Menounos on an exclusive E! News interview, “We didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t any love or friendship, I love him, and the friendship is still strong,” Dobrev said. Even though they were split up, they won a “Best Chemistry” award for People’s Choice in 2014.

Paul Wesely and Phoebe Tonkin:

Another fan favorite real-life couple is Paul Wesely and Phoebe Tonkin. Wesley played Stefan Salvatore, and Tonkin played Haley Marshall, who was a friend of Tyler Lockwoods. Both actors met on the set of Vampire Diaries in 2012 and dated for almost four years. According to E! News, the couple reported that the relationship ended  because “the relationship had just run its course.” E! News also reported that they said they are still good friends.

Paul Wesley and Torri Devitto

While Stefan Salvatore and Meredith Fell may not have been that close, Paul Wesely and Torri Devitto certainly were. Wesley and Devitto started dating in 2007 and got married in New York City in 2011. Unfortunately, after only two years of being married, the couple got a divorce.

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About The Author:

Anna Meyer is a Broadcast Journalism major at Pennsylvania State University and an intern at the positive entertainment news site AfterBuzz TV. She is very passionate about anything entertainment, especially films,  and hopes to one day have a career in the entertainment industry.

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