Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley dating rumors have been circulating for the past few weeks. There were also reports that the two are refusing to work with former The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder should they appear in The Originals.
Dobrev and Wesley reportedly got romantically involved after the Flatliners star returned to the series finale of TVD. It is not impossible for the two to fall for each other since they have been close friends for years, and their characters in TVD had been romantically linked to each other at one point in the series. They are also both single at the moment.
Dobrev also once mentioned about “dating Paul” in an interview. In a 2011 interview with Teen Vogue, Dobrev was asked about her offscreen relationship with Ian Somerhalder. “We expected the rumors. Like, if I wasn’t dating Ian, I’d be dating Paul. A lot of people who work together end up dating, so it wouldn’t be unusual, but I’ve never dated anyone I’ve worked with.”
It was later revealed that Dobrev and Somerhalder were already dating at the time. As for her relationship with Wesley, Dobrev and the actor had made it clear on multiple occasions that they are just very good friends.
Meanwhile, the two are reportedly set to appear in The Originals. Apparently, Dobrev and Wesley were offered to make a cameo in the upcoming fifth season of The CW show. However, the two allegedly mutually agreed not to accept the offer because of two reasons.
Reason # 1 – Ian Somerhalder
Per reports, Dobrev and Wesley refused to share the screen with fellow TVD star Somerhalder in The Originals Season 5. There have been reports that Nikki Reed’s husband will appear in the TVD spinoff, but there is no confirmation yet. Dobrev may not be interested in any Delena reunion anymore so she can stay away from being accused of causing Ian-Nikki split rumors.
However, if Dobrev does agree to come back in The Originals, she could play the role of Tatia again. The xXx: Return of Xander Cage star portrayed Tatia in The Originals Season 2 episode titled Red Door. In the TVD universe, Tatia is a Katherine Petrova/Katherine Pierce doppelgänger who was also played by Dobrev.
Reason # 2 – Phoebe Tonkin
The Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley dating rumors further fuel speculations that Dobrev could be the reason why the 34-year-old actor and his ex-girlfriend, Phoebe Tonkin, broke up. Wesley and Tonkin had dated for more than three years before they split earlier this year.
The Australian actress reportedly got jealous after learning about the Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley dating rumors. There were also speculations that Tonkin got threatened by Dobrev and Wesley’s rumored reunion in The Originals. Tonkin is one of the main cast members of the show.
For now, it is too early to tell if the alleged refusal of Dobrev and Wesley to appear in The Original is because of Tonkin since the show hasn’t been renewed for another season. The previous installment of the series wrapped up last June 23.