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Paul Wesley on Nina Dobrev Leaving The Vampire Diaries: 'It's Never Going to Be the Same'

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Paul Wesley on Nina Dobrev Leaving The Vampire Diaries: 'It's Never Going to Be the Same'

Originally posted 05/17/2015 05:05PM

With the exit of star Nina Dobrev, many The Vampire Diaries fans are wondering what's next for the show – and Dobrev's costar Paul Wesley is right there with them.

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Nina Dobrev Says Goodbye to Vampire Diaries Castmate Paul Wesley with a Touching Photo | Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev Says Goodbye to Vampire Diaries Castmate Paul Wesley with a Touching Photo

Originally posted 04/14/2015 09:35AM

Elena and Stefan, together forever.

Nina Dobrev's time on The Vampire Diaries is quickly coming to a close, and on Monday she reached a bittersweet milestone – her final scene with costar Paul Wesley.

Dobrev, 26, and Wesley, 32 – who goes by @paulwesley on Twitter and @paulvedere on Instagram – have been the show's leads through six seasons. With a seventh season on the way, Dobrev has announced she is leaving (as is Michael Trevino, who plays Tyler Lockwood) and officially commemorated the end of the Stelena era with a sweet Instagram post.

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The Originals' Joseph Morgan on Klaus's 'Crazy and Irrational' Return

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The Originals' Joseph Morgan on Klaus's 'Crazy and Irrational' Return and Why He's 'Proud' of the Show's Passionate Fandom

Originally posted 04/02/2015 01:45PM

There's nothing like a baby daughter to soften the heart of a vampire-werewolf hybrid who's more than 1,000 years old – however, The Originals star Joseph Morgan wants you to know that Klaus will soon be rediscovering his "villainous" side.

When the Vampire Diaries spin-off returns from a brief hiatus on Monday, the threat of Dahlia (Claudia Black) looms large as our heroes deal with the more immediate danger of Eva Sinclair (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and whether they can truly trust Freya (Riley Voelkel).

In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, Morgan, 33, reveals what's next for Klaus, what's going to happen with that gold dagger and whether another Originals/TVD crossover is in the works – and what he'd like to see happen if and when it does. Morgan also addresses the passionate fans of one massively shipped couple (hint: Klaroline) whose supporters may be the most vocal and opinionated in the Vampire Diaries universe.

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How Ian Somerhalder Wants The Vampire Diaries to End | Ian Somerhalder

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Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerhalder on Being a First-Time Director, the Ladies in Damon's Life

Originally posted 03/12/2015 03:30PM

After six years starring as Damon on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder moved behind the camera for the very first time to direct Thursday's episode.

Having just learned that his mother may have actually been alive (or, more accurately, undead) for the past 100-plus years, Damon enters "The Downward Spiral" with a whole new set of abandonment issues.

In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, the actor, 36, opens up about what it was like to direct for the very first time (which, funnily enough, segued into musings about the inevitable march of time), what's coming up for Delena (and even Bamon) and his ideal ending for The Vampire Diaries.

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The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: See Ian Somerhalder in His Directorial Debut

Originally posted 03/10/2015 12:30PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4102856065001" "" "" "auto"] Could Damon and Stefan's mother be a vampire?

Though Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had always been under the impression that his mother died of consumption in 1858, the last episode of The Vampire Diaries revealed that Lily (Annie Wersching) was alive in a prison world in 1903 after Bonnie (Kat Graham) caught her on video.

When TVD returns from hiatus Thursday, Somerhalder makes his directorial debut in an episode that has Damon trying to get to the truth about his mother.

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The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peek: Caroline Has an Interesting Coping Mechanism; Stefan Helps

Originally posted 02/03/2015 12:45PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4029611808001" "" "" "auto"] We all cope with grief and loss in our own ways.

On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries, our intrepid heroes decide to celebrate Bonnie's (Kat Graham) birthday because it's what she would have wanted, despite her still being trapped in another dimension.

In an exclusive sneak peek at "The Day I Tried to Live," we see that Caroline (Candice Accola) has decided to focus her grief over her ailing mother and a disappeared Bonnie onto an object: a teddy bear named Miss Cuddles.

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The Vampire Diaries: Who's Going to Die Next Week? | Nina Dobrev

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The Vampire Diaries: Who's Going to Die Next Week?

Originally posted 01/23/2015 07:35AM

The Vampire Diaries' midseason premiere, "Woke Up with a Monster," certainly gave fans a lot of options as to who might meet an impending and untimely end in the near future.

As the series begins its sprint to the season finale, characters both beloved and brand new stared down death.

Star Paul Wesley directed the episode, which picked up directly after Kai (Chris Wood) abducted Elena (Nina Dobrev) and as Caroline (Candice Accola) struggled to accept her mother's cancer diagnosis. Even amid those merciless circumstances, Elena and Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) weren't the only folks in Mystic Falls whose lives were in peril.

But who looks most likely to say goodbye sooner rather than later?

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The Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley Opens Up About the Future of Steroline | Paul Wesley

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The Vampire Diaries: Paul Wesley Opens Up About the Future of Steroline

Originally posted 01/21/2015 05:30PM

When we last left the denizens of Mystic Falls, many of them were in mortal (or immortal) peril. Obviously.

Elena (Nina Dobrev) was kidnapped by Kai (Chris Wood), Enzo (Michael Malarkey) has vowed to ruin Stefan's life, and Matt (Zach Roerig) has been roped into helping him. Meanwhile, Caroline's (Candice Accola) mother has an inoperable brain tumor that vampire blood can't cure.

To find out whether our intrepid heroes will ever experience any modicum of happiness, The Vampire Diaries returns from its midseason hiatus on Thursday, with Paul Wesley at the helm as director.

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New Couple Alert: PLL's Torrey DeVitto and Undateable's Rick Glassman are Dating

New Couple Alert: PLL's Torrey DeVitto and Undateable's Rick Glassman are Dating

Originally posted 01/11/2015 09:10AM

New year, new love!

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Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto Split | Paul Wesley, Torrey DeVitto

Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto to Divorce

Originally posted 07/30/2013 03:00PM

Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto are calling it quits after two years of marriage.

The couple "have decided to amicably split. They will continue to remain good friends," his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The Vampire Diaries star, 31, and Pretty Little Liars actress, 29, met in 2007 on the set of their film Killer Movie. They were married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011.

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