12 Famous Men Who Have Been Linked to Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev has romanced quite a few leading men on screen, but she’s also stolen a few of her costars’ hearts in real life, too. It shouldn’t really come as a shock though. Aside from being super talented, she’s also incredibly gorgeous. While some of her romances were more like fast flings rather than slow-burning flames, she has had quite a few highly publicized relationships over the years. Currently, Dobrev is dating Shaun White, but keep reading to see all the other men who have been linked to the actor over the years.
Before making it big on “The Vampire Diaries,” Dobrev reportedly dated actor Ben Hollingsworth (pictured on the left) from 2006 until 2009. While they never confirmed their relationship to the public, he was one of the few partygoers at her 21st birthday.
Somerhalder is certainly one of Dobrev’s most high-profile boyfriends. The two met while filming “The Vampire Diaries” and dated for three years before breaking up in May 2013. Despite their split, the two continued to work together on the show and have remained friends.
After calling things off with her “TVD” costar, Dobrev got together with BFF Julianne Hough’s older brother in 2013. After nearly six weeks of dating though, the two reportedly split when their relationship “played itself out,” per Us Weekly.
In June 2014, the pair was spotted making out at karaoke bar in New Orleans, per Extra.
In August 2014, Dobrev and Bloom were spotted getting cozy at Comic-Con. According to Us Weekly, the two shared a steamy kiss at Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ bash.
Dobrev reportedly “made out” with the “Baby Daddy” star at a different Comic-Con party in August 2014.
In December 2014, she was rumored to be dating her “TVD” costar after posting a handful of cuddly photos of them together on social media. However, whatever spark they had fizzled out when she left the series at the end of season six.
Dobrev and Powell first sparked dating rumors in January 2017 after they were spotted hanging out at a Golden Globes afterparty, but it wasn’t until July that they seemingly confirmed their romance when they took a handful of cute snaps at pal Julianne Hough’s wedding. That November, it was revealed that the couple was “taking time apart” after almost a year of dating, per E! News.
News of Dobrev and Mellon’s relationship first broke in February 2019 after the screenwriter attended her Coachella-themed 30th birthday party. In March 2019, they made their public debut as a couple when they were spotted sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game, followed by a few PDA-filled vacations later that year. After nearly one year of dating, the couple split in November 2019, per E! News.
Dobrev and the Olympic snowboarder first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted biking along the trails in Malibu, CA, in March 2020, per Page Six. The two initially remained pretty mum about their relationship, but Dobrev’s Instagram hinted that they were self-isolating together during the COVID-19 epidemic. In April 2020, the pair seemingly went Instagram official when Dobrev posted a video of White helping her wash some vegetables at home.
Two years later, the pair finally made their first red carpet appearance together at the UK premiere of of “Top Gun: Maverick” in May 2022. For Dobrev’s 34th birthday in January 2023, White praised his girlfriend in a sweet Instagram post, writing, “What planet are you from and will you take me with you?!👽❤️Thanks for making life incredible! Happy birthday my love 🥳🎂🎉.”