The stars of Twilight aren’t the only ones who like to share real-life loves with their co-stars — it appears that the cast of another vampiric series likes to do something similar. Looking at the dating histories of your favorite actors from The Vampire Diaries, you’ll notice that there’s almost an incestuous love connection. On-screen enemies dated the same person IRL, TV BFFs locked lips with the same human… No one is off limits.
Things are taken a step further into the incestuous category, as there are at least seven sets of TVD stars that not only hooked up with the same person — said person is ALSO a TVD star. And with the series finale in the works, this is the perfect time to address all these sitches:
Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, David Anders & Chris Wood
After Nina Dobrev's 2013 breakup with longtime boyfriend Ian Somerhalder, she was linked to more than a couple of her fellow TVD stars, including, but not limited to, Michael Trevino (Tyler), Chris Wood (Kai), plus the guy who played her dad, David Anders (John). Only Nian was confirmed, though.
Nina Dobrev & Malese Jow
Speaking of Nian, it was heavily rumored that one of the reasons behind the longtime couple's split was because of fellow TVD star Malese Jow (Anna). She may've portrayed Steven R. McQueen's love interest on the show, but she was supposedly spotted getting quite cozy with Ian when the cameras weren't rolling. Cheating accusations were even tossed around. Yikes.
Photo: Instagram (@ninadobrev)/(@malesejow)
Torrey DeVitto & Phoebe Tonkin
You probably know Torrey and Phoebe as TVD's Meredith Fell and Hayley Marshall, respectively, but fan favorite Paul Wesley knows them as two of the greatest loves of his life.
The man who plays Stefan Salvatore started dating Torrey in 2007, married her in 2011, then divorced her two years later. His relationship with Phoebe kicked off the same year as his divorce from Tor. Sadly, P & P's own breakup just made headlines, one day ahead of the TVD series finale.
Steven R. McQueen & Zach Roerig
Candice Accola is Mrs. Joe King now, but that doesn't mean she didn't fool around with a couple Vampire Diaries heartthrobs first.
The year after the CW drama first aired, Candice was spotted touching and kissing
Little Gilbert Steven R. McQueen at Chi Chi Club on Catalina Island, CA. The following year, she began her year-long relationship with Zach. All remained professionals in the aftermath, continuing on with the series, post-splits.
Candice Accola & Nathalie Kelley
You already heard about Zach Roerig's past relationship with Candice Accola, but did you know he's romantically connected to at least one more co-star?
On-screen sister Kayla Ewell (Vicki) was an unconfirmed rumored hookup, but Nathalie Kelley (Sybil) is a definite GF for all-American Matt Donovan's real-life alter ego. The pair was first linked in October 2016, and still reportedly continues to today.
Photo: The CW/Instagram (@zach_roerig)
Nina Dobrev & Alexandra Chando
There was talk of a love connection between Michael Trevino and Nina Dobrev... for a short while, anyway. But she's not the only one.
On a January 2017 episode of The Vampire Diaries, Michael's other rumored lady, who just so happens to be a Nina Dobrev lookalike, Alexandra Chando, made an appearance. The two are said to have started seeing each other in September 2015.
Claire Holt & Persia White
Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Persia White (Bonnie's mom, Abby Bennett Wilson) have been together since 2012, and married since July 2014. But before that relationship ignited, JM reportedly hooked up with Claire (a.k.a. Rebekah) in October 2011.