The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder: The Biggest Challenge in Damon and Elena’s Relationship Is… (VIDEO)

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are still together on The Vampire Diaries Season 5, but that doesn’t mean that things will be happy, perfect and worry free. In a new interview with TV Fanatic, Ian recently opened up about what he thinks the biggest challenge in the couple’s relationship is. “Maybe that she’s 18 and he’s 172?” the TVD hunk quipped.

Ah, age differences. Interesting he’d mention that. After all, Ian is about to turn 35... while Nina is only 24. Could this near 11-year age difference be part of the reason that the co-stars chose to end their real-life relationship? We can’t know for sure, but age differences are clearly on Ian’s mind.