Before dating Shaun White, Nina Dobrev kept her fans guessing about her love life. Now, we’re taking a look back at ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star’s romantic history!
Nina Dobrev is truly one of the most stunning actresses in Hollywood! The starlet has been in the limelight for years thanks to her starring role on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and appearances in dramatic movies and comedies alike. Over the years, her fan base has grown incredibly curious about who Nina is dating at any given point. Now, we’re taking a walk down memory lane and looking back at her relationships, flings, and more!
Let’s start at the very beginning — before making it big on The Vampire Diaries, Nina was reportedly in a longterm relationship with actor Ben Hollingsworth. At the time, neither of the actors were particularly in the public eye, so it’s no wonder why the potential former couple’s past relationship isn’t discussed more often. The two were seemingly together from 2006-2009, when Nina announced herself to the world on The Vampire Diaries. Since then, the two have remained friendly.
Once Nina began filming The Vampire Diaries she met and fell for her co-star, Ian Somerhalder. The two dated for a number of years while filming the series, before deciding to go their separate ways in 2013. Although the two ended the romantic part of their relationship, they remained quite friendly and maintained a respectful working partnership.
It’s no secret that Nina has some pretty famous friends, including Dancing With The Stars alum Julianne Hough! Nina was actually a part of Julianne’s wedding party, but it turns out that the two could have become family, too — well, sort of. Nina started dating Derek Hough in 2013 after her romance with Ian. Although the two practically seemed meant to be, the pair split not too long after.
After her breakup with Derek, Nina was spotted out with another major Hollywood star who had just gone through a difficult split of his own. Nina had a short-lived fling with Liam Hemsworth during his 2014 split from Miley Cyrus. The two were never particularly serious, though, and moved on after their fun get-togethers.
A few short months after her outings with Liam, Nina was linked to actor James Marsden in June 2014. The twosome was spotted out together on a few occasions. But much like her romance with Liam, the two didn’t last very long.
In August 2014, Nina was spotted getting cozy with newly-single Orlando Bloom. The Lord of the Rings actor had just gone through a divorce from his wife Miranda Kerr, which was finalized in 2013. Though, like Nina’s previous romances, her fling with Orlando was never too serious, and Nina went on to have her longest relationship since her time with Ian!
Nina and Austin Stowell were initially spotted on a romantic getaway to Monaco in July 2015. The couple was quite reticent to share details of their romance, but they seemingly confirmed that they were together in October 2015! After perusing social media, Austin realized something — he wasn’t following Nina on Twitter! “That weird moment when you realize you don’t follow your girlfriend on Twitter,” he said, adding a screenshot of Nina’s Twitter profile. The couple was together for roughly seven months before they called it quits.
After taking some time for herself, Nina got back into the dating game and sparked romance rumors with actor Glen Powell. They first sparked dating rumors in January 2017 after hanging out together at a Golden Globes afterparty. But it wasn’t until months later that they seemingly confirmed their romance by posing for a slew of adorable pics at Julianne Hough’s wedding to Brooks Laich. After nearly a year together, Glen and Nina went their separate ways.
Nina began dating screenwriter Grant Mellon in early 2019. The two made their official debut as a couple when they were spotted sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game in March of that year! After a few PDA-filled getaways and vacations, the two called it quits by November 2019.
Nina and Shaun White first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted going for a bike ride in March 2020. They really kept their fans guessing by barely saying a word about their romance. Instead, Shaun would leave adorable, flirty comments on Nina’s Instagram posts. But as the months went on, the two seemingly started quarantining together, and Nina practically confirmed that the couple was serious after posting a photo of herself cutting Shaun’s hair in May!
Since then, the two have really been going strong. In August, the couple was spotted getting pretty steamy while taking a dip in the Ocean. The two have even become more comfortable sharing snapshots from their time together on social media! On New Year’s Eve, Nina revealed that she and Shaun rang in the new year together by posting a throwback pic to 2020, and a recent video as the year ended!