The Way We Were: A Photographic Walk Through Nina Dobrev And Ian Somerhalder’s Relationship

Earlier today we learned that The Vampire Diaries co-stars and off-screen couple Nina Dobrev, 24, and Ian Somerhalder, 34, ended their three-year relationship.

Like those that came before them (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush, the entire cast of Beverly Hills, 90210), Dobrev and Somerhalder will have to face the everyday challenge of working alongside each other.

Dobrev admitted to Seventeen Magazine last autumn that she tried her damndest to resist those Louisiana-bred eyebrows.

“I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional,” the Canadian-born actress said.  “But, sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”

You know the old saying: Even if both parties are really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking, it’s never a smart idea to dip your pen in the company ink.