Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley might have played loverstoenemiestoloverstofriends on the CWs The Vampire Diaries but are the former castmates friends IRL? Keep reading to uncover their friendship timeline!
Are Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley Friends IRL?
You probably would be shocked to hear that when Nina and Paul first met on the set TVD they did not get along. Nina revealed this fun little fact in a June 2019 episode of the Directionally Challenged podcast. Paul and I didnt get along at the beginning of the show I respected Paul Wesley I didnt like Paul Wesley she explained.
And I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and theyd be like Are you and Paul dating in real life? Because everyone thought that we had such good chemistry I realize now that theres a fine line between love and hate and we despised each other so much that it read as love but … we really just didnt get along for maybe the first five months of shooting.
She continued Maybe we had a moment where we actually connected and he looked at me and he was like Ten years from now when were not on this show youre gonna really miss me. Youre gonna miss these times and youre gonna look back and this is gonna be the good old days. Well appreciate each other in 10 years Nina said.
And dont worry folks thats exacly what happened! After working with each other for eight seasons the pair formed a tightknit friendship. We ended up getting to a good place and it was fine. But of everyone [from the Vampire Diaries cast] I think I probably see him the most and hang out with him the most.
She added We are probably the closest. We hang out a lot. Were really good friends. And I love his wife. Its so funny how time changes everything because I never thought that he would be one of my best friends. Paul also had similar things to say in his interview with ET I think my best friendships always come from this evolution. And so now I just adore her she adores me and I talk to her more than most of the other cast members.
In a June 2019 episode of the Directionally Challenged podcast Nina revealed that the pair despised each other int the first five months of filming TVD. Paul and I didnt get along at the beginning of the show — I respected Paul Wesley I didnt like Paul Wesley she explained.
Dating Other People
Nina and Paul would go on to date cast members but not each other. Nina and Ian Sommerhalder who played Damon reportedly dated from 2010 to 2013. They continued to play love interests on TVD after their relationship ended. Meanwhile Paul married Torrey DeVitto who played Dr. Meredith Fell in 2011. However the couple divorced in 2013.