In the now-defunct vampire series, Elena ended up spending the rest of her life with Stefan's older brother, Damon, who coincidentally was played by Dobrev's ex-flame, Ian Somerhalder.If the rumors about Dobrev and Wesley are to be believed, then it is true that reality is far stranger than fiction.In an interview with TV Insider, “TVD” star Paul Wesley, who plays the character of Stefan, informed viewers, “Elena’s still a very big part of the story.Her body’s in danger in the first few episodes, and Damon is doing everything he can to make sure it stays safe if and when she wakes up.”Flash-forwards from “The Vampire Diaries” season 7 also hints to the dark future for the CW series.
But things turned sour after Reed began dating Somerhalder, who Dobrev dated for three years while working together on The CW supernatural drama.
By virtue of the fact that it wasn’t a huge leap for mankind, as far as changing it up, there were some differences that sort of mixed up the formula.” Somerhalder said.
Rumors linking Nina Dobrev to ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed seem never ending despite the actress' decision to leave "The Vampire Diaries" where she and Somerhalder played lovers.
Dobrev is also being cited as a possible reason for Wesley's recent split with his girlfriend of four years, Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Hayley on "The Vampire Diaries'" spin-off series, "The Originals." The two ex-lovers were recently spotted leisurely strolling together at a farmer's market in Los Angeles.
A source recently claimed that Wesley and Tonkin have remained good friends and that the reason they broke up was simply due to their relationship having already run its course.