Everyone in Hollywood ought to take lessons from Nina and Ian! The ‘Vampire Diaries’ duo should be the model for all other couples — the way they work together so well and openly support each other is romance at its finest!
As stars of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder turn in excellent work week after week, but it’s the way the couple supports, respects and loves one another that I really find inspiring. After appearing at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards together on Jan. 10, proud of their love for one another, the two have proved again that they never shy away from an opportunity to gracefully prove their love to their adoring fans — the way a Hollywood relationship ought to work!
Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev’s Relationship History
Ian and Nina met, not unlike many other Hollywood couples, when the two were cast on The CW’s supernatural series in 2009. But unlike their big-screen counterparts, they confirmed their relationship rather quickly after beginning dating in 2011 by walking a red carpet together in June of that year.
Since then, the couple hasn’t missed an opportunity to support each other, both out in public and in the media. In an September 2012 interview with Seventeen, Nina gushed about how her feelings for Ian won over her hesitance towards a workplace romance. “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later…it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time,” Nina said. “I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. 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.”
That sort of public recognition of the relationship is adorable — not to mention, it’s something that most other Hollywood couples tend to avoid!
‘The Vampire Diaries’ Real-Life Couple & Their Charity Work
Not only are Nina and Ian committed to each other, they’re both admirably committed to many charitable organizations. In the past, Ian has worked with the It Gets Better Project, which aims to provide support to, and prevent suicide amongst, LGBT youth. On Dec. 8, 2010, Ian also launched The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, through which he aims to educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals.
In 2011, Nina co-hosted We Day, a “youth empowerment” event held annually in her home country of Canada, with the mission to motivate youth to take action on both local and global issues.
Nina & Ian: The Model For Celebrity Couples
Nina and Ian are the perfect example of everything that a Hollywood power couple can be: proudly loving, openly supportive of one another, and incredibly charitable. It’s time other couples in Tinseltown began taking notes!
Do you think Nina and Ian are Hollywood’s best couple, HollywoodLifers?
— Bonnie Fuller
More of Ian & Nina’s Relationship on HollywoodLife.com:
- Nina Dobrev Reveals She’s ‘Getting Married’ On Asian Vacation
- Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Arrive In Asia For Romantic Vacation
- Nina Dobrev Shows Her Love For Ian Somerhalder On Twitter