We here at Wetpaint Entertainment are always obsessed with celebrity relationships, but few Hollywood power couples have pulled at our heartstrings the way Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have.
Ian and Nina met on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2009, when Ian was still in a relationship with NYU alum Megan Auld. Before Megan, he'd been involved with a number of high-profile women, including Kate Bosworth, Nicky Hilton (shocking, we know), Lost's Maggie Grace, and Twilight's Ashley Greene.
Rumors about Ian and Nina's couple status began circulating in mid-2010 following his breakup with Auld that summer, and a joint vacation to Australia kept those rumors swirling well into 2011, when their relationship status was widely suspected thanks to a trip to Paris (with their moms!) and some minor PDA at the Coachella music festival. Ian and Nina seemingly went public about their romance in an interview with Us Weekly during The CW's Fall Premiere Party in September 2011, but they backpedaled shortly after.
The couple kept coupling on through 2012, where they once again shared some Coachella PDA with the world. Nina finally went public in September 2012, confessing to Seventeen that she'd fought the connection between herself and Ian for a long time before finally giving in.
Unfortunately, the couple didn't make it another year once their relationship became true public knowledge. Suspicions mounted that Ian and Nina had called it quits in the spring of 2013, and their breakup was confirmed May 9, 2013. And while we still aren't truly over the end of such a gorgeous relationship, we're learning to cope... which is why we've created a timeline of all the best moments from their relationship, from its rumor-laden, private start to its publicist-confirmed finish.
2010-2011: The Beginning
2012: The Golden Days
2013: The End
2013-??: What Happens Next?