The Originals Star & Longtime Love Split… One Day Before Anniversary

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We’re sure there are a lot of celebrations going on among the cast of The Vampire Diaries, what with the recent news that leading man Paul Wesley reunited with his longtime love, The OriginalsPhoebe Tonkin, and other leading man Ian Somerhalder is expecting a baby with wife Nikki Reed. Sadly, not all of the members are doing so well in the relationship department right now.

According to People, Claire Holt, who portrayed Original vampire Rebekah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and her husband, Matthew Kaplan, are headed for divorce. The film producer reportedly filed for the dissolution of their marriage on April 27 — one day before what would’ve been their one-year wedding anniversary, April 28. Soon after, the 28-year-old Aussie actress filed her own paperwork. As far as anyone publicly knows, “irreconcilable differences” is the reason behind the split.

Everything about their relationship happened quickly. They started dating in April 2014, got engaged in July 2015, then, nine months later, walked down the aisle. What a difference a year makes, huh?
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Claire Holt, plus five other TVD stars who had short engagements before their weddings:


Claire Holt

Love came for the blonde Aussie, who played Rebekah Mikaelson, after she left TVD (for The Originals). In April 2014, three months after her last episode, she hooked up with film producer Matt Kaplan for the first time (publicly, anyway).

Shortly over a year later, in July 2015, Matt popped the question... but it took far less than a year after that to walk down the aisle. Nine months, to be precise. In April 2016, Claire posted a photo of the bride & groom kissing, along with the caption, "Mr and Mrs Kaplan. Thank you to our beautiful families for making the day so special."

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Daniel Gillies

Believe it or not, the man who brought Elijah Mikaelson to ~life~ on the small screen has been married for over a decade — and to someone you've known since childhood. His wife is none other than She's All That star Rachael Leigh Cook!

The two have been husband and wife for over 12 years. But, the beginning of their relationship was quite a whirlwind. The pair began dating in December 2001, got engaged two years later, then said, "I do," eight months later, in August 2004. Now, they're the proud parents of two beautiful children.

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Kayla Ewell

It took Kayla Ewell less than nine months to the altar with her longtime love, too. On September 12, 2015, the young woman who portrayed Matt's little sister, Vicki Donovan, got hitched to her man, Tanner Novlan, despite their holiday engagement less than a year prior.

They didn't rush into this, though, by any means. The two began dating all the way back in February 2010.

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Ian Somerhalder

It only took five months for Ian to get down on one knee for Nikki Reed, and not even four months after that to don their tuxedo and dress in April 2015.

Clearly, in that short timeframe, he found what he was looking for; something not in his three-year relationship with co-star Nina Dobrev.

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Joseph Morgan

Did you know that JM married one of his TVD co-stars? Persia White. If you don't know her by name, you definitely know her as Abby Bennett Wilson. That's right, Klaus Mikaelson and Bonnie Bennett's mom are husband and wife!

The two were together for almost two full years before he popped the question in May 2014. Fast forward a mere two months and five days, and they were vowing to spend the rest of their lives together. WHA-?!

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Persia White

See Joseph Morgan.

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