The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have never come right out and said they were a couple. However, they are photographed together often. There is a theme to pictures of the couple… in almost every picture Ian and Nina are joined at the hips and lips. Some fans have been driven to madness trying to figure out what is the deal with their favorite vampires. Despite the couple’s no comment policy we do know a lot about their relationship.
Ian and Nina met in 2009 when they were both cast on the television show Vampire Diaries. US reports rumors of a relationship between the two actors started to circulate when they were photographed kissing at Los Angeles Airport in March of 2010. Since then the couple have been photographed together often. We’ve seen them at parties and red carpet events, and even on vacation in Paris in May 2011 per US. There were a few reports saying the pair had broken up in 2012 and 2013. The basis of the stories is that Nina did not accompany Ian a few times when he had to travel. It turns out these reports were false.
In the September 2012 issue of Seventeen Nina opened up about her relationship with Ian. She told the magazine “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later…it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”
Through out their relationship Ian and Nina have been very supportive of one another’s projects. Ian and Nina like to lend their time and talents to various charitable organizations. Ian created The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, whose purpose is to educate on the importance of protecting the environment and animals. Nina supports the Elton John AIDS foundation. The couple were photographed several times together holding up signs promoting their charitable work in order to engage their fans into helping, too.
Of course one could be cynical like my editor and assume that both Ian and Nina are revolting fame whores with Ian outstripping Nina in this regard. He says anyone with an eponymous charitable foundation is an asshole. Especially when the foundation is supposed to protect animals but the founder loves to eat them.
Ian and Nina have a great relationship because they are totally committed to each other. They also use the Jay Z and Beyonce method of keeping their relationship on the down low. There have been recent reports speculating the couple are getting married, but we will have to wait and see what happens.
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