11 Delena Moments From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ That Still Make Us Swoon (VIDEOS)

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11 Delena Moments From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ That Still Make Us Swoon (VIDEOS)

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11 Delena Moments From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ That Still Make Us Swoon (VIDEOS)

Even after Nina Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries, Delena was still alive and well in Damon’s heart and in the hearts of viewers.

Here are the 11 most swoon-worthy moments in Damon and Elena’s history on the show.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

11 Delena Moments From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ That Still Make Us Swoon (VIDEOS)
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11. Elena Chooses Damon

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11. Elena Chooses Damon

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Let’s just let Elena speak for this one. “I’m not sorry I met you. I’m not sorry that knowing you has made me question everything. That in death, you’re the one that made me feel most alive. … I’m not sorry that I’m in love with you. I love you, Damon.”

Excuse us while we tear up of happiness.

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10. The Deathbed Kiss

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10. The Deathbed Kiss

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Or, better known as the “anti-deathbed kiss,” Elena gives Damon a light kiss when she thinks that a werewolf bite is going to kill him, but awkwardly, Katherine arrives in time with the cure.

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9. The “Most Selfish Thing” Damon Has Ever Said

9. The “Most Selfish Thing” Damon Has Ever Said

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Ah! Damon tells Elena he loves her in her bedroom while handing back her necklace. Except, he knows it’s selfish, so he kisses her on the forehead and then erases her memory of it. Sigh.

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8. The Rain Kiss!

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8. The Rain Kiss!

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After Elena erases her memories of Damon when he is trapped in the prison world, Damon tries to remind his love of their history together and we finally get the rain kiss!

“Promise me this is forever.” “I promise.” But it is heartbreaking because Elena can't remember what we all now know happened.

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7. Damon Brings Stefan’s Necklace Back

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7. Damon Brings Stefan’s Necklace Back

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That necklace is now a permanent piece of Delena’s relationship, even though it was Stefan that originally gave it to Elena. Later, when Damon sees the necklace, he breaks his bond to the Siren.

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6. Damon and Elena Say Goodbye

6. Damon and Elena Say Goodbye

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After Kai links Elena to Bonnie, Damon says goodbye to his one true love by entering her mind and having one last dance where they met, in the middle of the road. No, you’re crying.

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5. “I’m Gonna Feel Guilty About This”

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5. “I’m Gonna Feel Guilty About This”

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Yaas! Delena’s first real kiss! And it is outside the iconic Gilbert house.

“No, you know what? If I’m going to feel guilty about something, I’m gonna feel guilty about this,” Damon says, and then grabs Elena to kiss her. Dying.

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4. Elena Meets Damon First

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4. Elena Meets Damon First

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We didn’t know it back in Season 1, but Damon finally comes clean that he met Elena before Stefan did. And when we see the full scene, it becomes an iconic part of Delena canon, even being used against Damon later when he’s controlled by the Siren.

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3. Full-Vampire Delena Finally Gets Down

3. Full-Vampire Delena Finally Gets Down

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This is Delena at its most steaming hot. The two finally give into their insane chemistry and do the deed across the Salvatore house. It would be even hotter if we aren’t also made to believe while it is happening that vampire Elena only loves Damon because he sired her.

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2. Miss Mystic Falls Dance

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2. Miss Mystic Falls Dance

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We absolutely melt when Damon steps in for Stefan at Miss Mystic Falls so Elena won’t be missing a partner. And, whoa, is their dance romantic-tension-filled. At this moment we know we’ll soon be trading Stelena for Delena.

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1. The Motel Moment

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1. The Motel Moment

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Holy hotness. Elena finally goes for it and attacks Damon with her lips outside their balcony door while all hopeful Delena shippers cheer along.

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Even after Nina Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries, Delena was still alive and well in Damon’s heart and in the hearts of viewers.

Here are the 11 most swoon-worthy moments in Damon and Elena’s history on the show.

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.