Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Omega Watches Photo: Shaun Sipos Cast as Aaron on The Vampire Diaries Season 5

Elena (Nina Dobrev) has been dating Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for five seconds, which means it’s time for a new complication to enter their relationship. OK, we’re mostly kidding, but E! Online reports the college-bound vamp will have a new best friend who’s — gasp! — a guy!

Aaron, who will be played by Shaun Sipos (Life Unexpected), meets Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) at Whitmore College when another student is killed. As you can see, Aaron is easy on the eyes but distraught by the co-ed’s death. It’s bit of a bonding point for Elena and Aaron, as is the fact that they both have dismal family histories. In fact, a tragic past is the reason Aaron came to Whitmore. How can we break this to you, dude? You shouldn’t have come within 300 miles of Mystic Falls. E! also hints that things could turn romantic between the two, though Elena is trying to make the long-distance thing work with Damon.

Meanwhile, Caroline has her own potential suitor in Jesse, despite the fact that she’s still technically involved with Tyler (Michael Trevino). These vampires. One boyfriend just isn’t enough for them!

Source: E! Online


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