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Originally posted 05/09/2013 09:55AM
Vampire Diaries costars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have called it quits after dating for several years, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The couple were last seen taking a late-night trip to a cat hospital together last month, with no sign then that their own relationship may have been hurting.
Somerhalder, 34, and Dobrev, 24, kept their romance secret during their early days as a couple, despite evidence that they were together.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 01:00PMHope someone's pushed back the call time on The Vampire Diaries set!
Originally posted 03/15/2013 02:30PM
Originally posted 03/11/2013 01:40PM
Ian Somerhalder's latest relationship might not have a happy ending.
"Me and my new love," The Vampire Diaries star, 34, Tweeted alongside a photo of the one and only, and presumably lonely, Grumpy Cat.
As to be expected, however, meeting the hunky animal-loving actor over the weekend during a Mashable interview at Austin's South by Southwest festival was not enough to swipe the disdain off Grumpy Cat's face.
Originally posted 02/04/2013 06:00AM
While players for the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers geared up for the biggest day of their year on Sunday, Maria Menounos and a selection of other famous faces got pumped for the annual Celebrity Beach Bowl a day prior.
And Menounos, who speaks often about her competitive nature, already expected her team to have a victory in the bag.
Before they hit the New Orleans field, the Extra co-host "bantered with teammate Michael Strahan about their 'inevitable win,' " a source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/04/2012 05:00PM
Temptation is tough – just ask Nina Dobrev.
The Vampire Diaries star, 23, went into filming CW's hit series with every intention of keeping things strictly business. Instead, she ended up with a boyfriend: costar Ian Somerhalder, 33.
"The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, 'Nina: Why she wouldn't date any of her costars,' " she recalls to the magazine in its October issue. "And then cut to two years later ... it's funny that I said that."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 09:00AM
Last year, Ian Somerhalder testified in front of Congress in support of wildlife and environmental conservation. Now, he's taking that mission into his own hands, with a proposed animal sanctuary to be built in Louisiana through his Ian Somerhalder Foundation that will simultaneously aim to rehabilitate bullying teens by having them work with animals.
"We cannot progress as a society, as a people, if we lack compassion," Somerhalder tells PEOPLE. "[This place] is not only protecting animals, but allowing kids to come from all over the country, hopefully all over the world ... and showing them compassion with these animals that have also been abandoned, also have behavioral issues and have been ostracized."
Inspired by the younger fan following he's acquired as a result of The Vampire Diaries, helping both of these groups, animals and society's youth, has become a passion close to the actor's heart.
Originally posted 04/24/2012 06:00AM
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev arrived separately and refused to pose together on the red carpet when the Vampire Diaries actor hosted The Influence Affair, an environmental benefit, at a private home in Bel Air, Calif., on Saturday – but that didn't mean the private twosome stayed apart for long.
"They sat together at dinner, and when Ian noticed Nina was shivering, he offered her his blazer to keep her warm," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the event, co-sponsored by VeeV. "There was no overt PDA, but there was a certain lovey way about how they looked at each other."
Following a show by graffiti artist Erik Wahl, the pair quietly slipped away for a little one-on-one time during a tour of the mansion where the event was held.
"They were holding hands during the tour," the source says. "They seemed very close and comfortable together."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 03/08/2012 01:30PM
Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:00PM
Ian Somerhalder may play a murderous bad boy on The Vampire Diaries, but in real life, he's got a soft spot for humans and animals alike.
"Wildlife and environmental conservation has always been not just a passion, but a priority of mine," he testified in Washington, D.C., on Thursday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.
Speaking on behalf of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which is dedicated to "habitat conservation, species protection and clean energy initiatives," the actor urged Congress to pass a new conservation act. This would ensure continued funding for the protection of species like the African elephant, rhinoceros, tiger and Asian elephant.
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