‘The Vampire Diaries’: Did Nina Dobrev Date ‘The Originals’ Actor Daniel Gillies?

Since 2009, The Vampire Diaries has stolen a lot of viewer’s hearts and snatched some well-deserved awards in the process. Not only has the supernatural show managed to draw from the best parts of its associated book series and create even more entertaining plotlines, but it has also become a jackpot for up-and-coming Hollywood superstars. 

With a cast of superstars comes a lot of off-screen inner dating. Everyone knows about Nina Dobrev getting romantically close with one co-star particularly, but some fans wonder if Dobrev got comfy and cozy with The Vampire Diaries/The Originals co-star Daniel Gillies too.

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Who is Nina Dobrev dating now?

As of May 2020, The Vampire Diaries leading lady has made her relationship with Shaun White Instagram official. The Hollywood actor and her snowboarding beau were rumored to be dating in February, but their first photo in Malibu didn’t hit the internet until nearly a month later. Now there are tons of photos of the new romance to see. According to US Weekly, an inside source told them that the two even lived together during the COVID quarantine. “They’re super compatible and both free-spirited people,” the insider reportedly said. “They’re very comfortable around each other and both supportive of one another in their fields.”

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Almost a year later, the couple can be seen still thriving together on Dobrev’s Instagram, having a cold but safe double-date with The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley and his wife, Ines de Ramon. “Sometimes you gotta double up to double down,” she captioned her picture.

Who is Daniel Gillies is dating now?

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As of 2020, Gillies and his then-wife Cook made their divorce official after two years of separation and 15 years of marriage. Fortunately, their long-time marriage ended on good terms, with the two Hollywood actors saying they’re still ‘best friends’ in interviews. Just Jared reports that almost a year later — in February 2021 — The Originals star is now showing off a photo of his new girlfriend, snuggled up to Julia Misaki near the ocean with a heart drawn over his chest. They report that the new love interest is “is a professional cellist and model who previously studied acting at Emerson College in Massachusetts and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.”


Did Nina Dobrev and Daniel Gillies date?

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Dobrev and Gillies have not dated on the set of The Vampire Diaries — or ever, for that matter. During their time together co-starring on the hit series, both actors were committed to someone else and never confirmed any romantic interest in each other. In fact, Dobrev was famously seeing another TVD co-star, and Gillies was in a long-time marriage.

In case you don’t remember their very public romance back in 2010, Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder made their relationship official off the set for nearly three years before splitting up in 2013. They were a power couple on and off-screen for a while, but they eventually called it quits. On the other hand, Gillies was in the middle of his 15-year marriage to Rachael Leigh Cook at the time — growing their careers and family with their two kids Charlotte and Theodore.