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Ian Somerhalder Explains Why Damon & Elena Make A Great 'Vampire Diaries' Couple!

Thu, March 31, 2011 3:00pm EDT by Andy Swift 51 Comments

Watch Ian’s brilliant breakdown of Damon & Elena’s relationship, then vote: Are you team ‘Delena?’

“Delena” shippers rejoice — Ian Somerhalder is on your side! In a new interview with TV Fanatic, the Vampire Diaries star dissects Damon and Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) epic romance, ultimately determining he loves her because she has all the good qualities he could never find in Katherine! “She’s amazing,” he says of Elena. “And [Damon] has these amazing feelings for her. The air between them is chunky.”

“How weird would that be, to be completely in love with someone [Katherine] for so long, and then find the exact same person, but all the good qualities?” he asks. “That has got to be a [mind f**k].”

Watch Ian’s interview below — then vote: Do you think Damon and Elena make the perfect couple, or does she belong with Stefan (Paul Wesley?)

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