14Nina Didn't Want To Date Co-Stars
Dobrev wanted to be professional on the show, but then two years later, when she did another interview for Seventeen magazine, she was dating Somerhalder.
Before The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev had been in a number of television films and had been in a total of 52 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Already a young star, Dobrev was doing interviews for major teen magazines like Seventeen. She was on the
cover the first time in 2010 with the main blurb reading "Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars." Dobrev had said that it “could definitely get sticky if you dated your co-star.”
She also stated she didn’t need a boyfriend to be happy, but would be with someone if she met them and wanted to be with him. Although she has no problem being single, she would devote her time and love to the person who she became extremely crazy about. Except it can’t be too much work: “Once it’s not fun anymore, it’s not worth it,” she told the magazine.
“Sometimes you can't help who you have a connection with,” she told Seventeen. She fought her feelings for Ian for a “really, really long time.”