It's too bad that whole "sire bond" thing doesn't work in real life.
The pair took their relationship public in 2011 and are said to remain "consummate professionals" and "will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started," a source told Us. So that means no more cutesy, lovey-dovey photos between them on social media?!
"I didn't want to be dating one of my costars -- my goal on the show was to be professional," Dobrev told Seventeen magazine last fall. "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."
The two had stepped out together last April, calling themselves "parents" when they made a late-night visit to a pet hospital for Dobrev's cat. She posted a pretty adorable picture of Somerhalder posing with her coned feline. Later in the month, she posted another pic for throwback Thursday of her vamped up with a shirtless Somerhalder. Earlier this week, Dobrev attended the Costume Institute's Met Gala solo.
Dobrev has admitted that her characters' philanderous ways sometimes makes things awkward on set. She plays multiple versions of two characters on the hit series. One version also happened to be in love with Damon's brooding brother, Stefan. Her alter-ego Katherine has pretty much had a go with nearly every guy on the show too.
And for those gunning for the real-life manifestation of the Stefan-Elena relationship, our apologies. Dobrev's costar
Somerhalder, a former model, also played Boone on
The Bulgarian beauty is set to next appear in the comedy "Let's Be Cops," with
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