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The Vampire Diaries

Who’s Older: Paul Wesley or Ian Somerhalder?

On The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder play brothers with a notable age difference between them. Well, kinda. Now that they've both been vamps for over 150 years, the difference in their birth years doesn't amount to much maturity wise. But, theoretically, these characters should look five years apart in age — Stefan was turned when he was still a teen (17, to be exact), while Damon was already well into his 20s (24).

If we're being honest, both of these actors look older than the characters they play on TV are supposed to look, and that's probably because they are. But which of the brothers is older in real life? And how far off from their TVD ages are they?

Click on to the next slide to find out the Salvatore brothers' real ages.

11.8.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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