Nina Dobrev may be into vampires now, but before she was Elena Gilbert, she was high school student — and teen mom — Mia Jones on Canadian teen drama, Degrassi. Drake, the actor formerly known as Aubrey Graham, was also a student at Degrassi High, playing high school jock Jimmy Brooks. Nina and Aubrey both left Degrassi to pursue other projects in 2009 — Nina booked The Vampire Diaries and Aubrey became chart-topping rapper, Drake — but it's nice to see the two have remained friends.
On November 8, Nina tweeted, "After the show...my boys @michael_trevino and @drake #degrassi and TVD collide. Having Flashbacks. Blast from the past. #reunion #degrassidays," along with a photo of her TVD co-star Michael Trevino with Drake. Nina and Michael caught up with Drake after his Would You Like a Tour performance at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on November 7.
Although Mia and Jommy never shared much screen time on Degrassi, back in 2012, Nina told Nylon, “He was so sweet. It’s almost weird to me that he’s a rapper and a sex symbol now. I remember being in the car going to a party, singing along with the radio, and somebody said ‘Isn’t that your buddy Drake?’ I was like, ‘Who’s Drake?’”
We're glad to see Drake and Nina hang out IRL. After all, we'd like to think Jimmy, now able to walk using his walking crutches, and Mia met up in Paris and realized what a seriously attractive couple they would make. (Sorry 'bout it, Trina!)
What do you think, TVD fans? Did you watch Degrassi? Are you happy to see these reunite? Sound off in the comments!
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