We’ve all said it, “I won’t date a co-worker” and then a few months down the road you’re furiously scribbling some cute co-workers name all over your TBS reports, dotting the “I’s” with little hearts. When it comes to working on a television set with someone and you’re with them 24/7 it makes fighting off romance hard, made even more difficult when the two characters are supposed to have feeling for each other – just ask “Vampire Diaries” co-stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder.
“The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her costars,’ and then cut to two years later … it’s funny that I said that.”
Dobrev and Somerhalder have managed to keep their relationship out of the headlines for the most part, but the actress was a little more forthcoming when talking to the publication about the connection she has with Ian. She said;
“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.”
Cast members from “The Vampire Diaries” have a history of keeping their relationships very private; In fact most fans didn’t know how serious Paul Wesley’s relationship with Torrey DeVitto was until they showed up married in 2011. With Nina and Ian, they don’t exactly hide that they are together, but they rarely openly talk about it to the media either, so this new interview with Nina is really something special.
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