'Vampire Diaries' News! 'Supernatural' Actress Lauren Cohan Is Damon's New Love Interest, Rose! Vote: Is She Better For Him Than Elena?

Thu, October 14, 2010 4:55pm EDT by 49 Comments

Speak up, Delena fans! Tell us who YOU think Damon belongs with: Elena or newcomer Rose?

As much as I want to see Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) end up with Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) on The Vampire Diaries, it sounds like my dream couple will have to wait. Zap2it’s Carina MacKenzie just revealed that Supernatural actress Lauren Cohan is joining the Diaries as a love interest for — wait for it — Damon! Lauren will play Rose, a vampire who’s 500+ years old and a “tough girl,” according to a source. “Maybe there’s some humanity left in her — have fun finding it.”

The source says Rose will arrive in Mystic Falls on the eighth episode this season, aptly titled “Rose” — and I, for one, am totally dreading that day. Damon and Elena’s sexual tension is undeniable and we do NOT need this Rose chick flying in and messing that up!

But what do YOU think? Does Damon need a hot vamp like Rose to get over Katherine… or is Elena all the woman he’ll ever need? Vote below, and drop me your thoughts in the comments section!

— Andy Swift