In 2003, Ian’s first celebrity girlfriend was Kate Bosworth, who, ironically, is currently dating Alex Skarsgard — another on-screen bloodsucker from True Blood. Following Kate, Ian was then romantically linked to designer Nicky Hilton. (Oh lord, what was he thinking?) During his stint on Lost, Ian began dating Maggie Grace, his co-star and on-screen sister, and they continued their romance for two years. After things turned sour between the two, Ian dated a (gasp!) pedestrian named Megan Auld from 2007 to 2009. Finally, last year he courted another on-screen vamp, Ashley Greene (from the Twilight franchise.)
Rumors have been swirling ever since The Vampire Diaries began that he and co-star Nina Dobrev (Elena) are romantically involved. But while they continually denied they were off-screen sweethearts, a trip to Paris and their canoodling at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto in June of 2011 pretty much confirmed what we’ve been saying for months: Ian and Nina are totally coupled up. Congrats, Ian. You scored a pretty awesome chick!