Nina Dobrev is one gorgeous actress. She has attracted quite a number of big names in Hollywood from Orlando Bloom to Miley Cyrus‘ on-and-off love Liam Hemsworth. However, Nina never quite really sticks to one man for long as most of her relationships have been mere flings, but a few were very promising like her 3-year relationship with her Vampire Diaries co-star and on-screen match-up Ian Somerhalder (hey Damon Salvatore fans).
As of this writing, Nina Dobrev has never been engaged to anyone and is not married. While we wait in hope that her big day is in the nearest future, let’s take a look at all the hunky men that have been super lucky to share a kiss or two with the Bulgarian beauty. In ascending order, here goes the list.
Nina Dobrev Ex-Boyfriends List
1. Ben Hollingsworth (2006 – 2009)
While she was yet to win hearts over with her portrayal of Elena Gilbert and Kathrine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev entered into a romantic relationship with actor Ben Hollingsworth. When Nina celebrated her 21st birthday on January 9th, 2010, he was there to party with her. They remained friends after their split.
2. Evan Williams 2009
Nina used Evan Williams to rebound from Hollingsworth. How do we know? Their relationship was a mere fling that was very short-lived.
3. Ian Somerhalder (2010 – 2013)
Yeah! This one was the big one. Undoubtedly, her most highly publicized relationship… It did excite a lot of Vampire Diaries fans who were on Team Damon, but the relationship did start at a time when Elena was dating Stephan on TVD and Damon had a lot of haters thanks to his bad guy persona so their relationship didn’t sit quite well with Team Stefan but when Elena began dating Damon… My what a spark that was. Sadly, they broke things off in 2013 but still maintained great chemistry on-screen. We enjoyed it while it lasted. Ian Somerhalder went on to marry Nikki Reed and both remain friends with Nina Dobrev… How Cute!
4. Derek Hough – 2013
Post-Ian, Nina looked to patch up her romantic life with Derek Hough whom she met through Julianne Hough her BFF and younger sister to Derek. According to USA Magazine, distance was part of what strained their relationship which survived for barely two months.
5. Liam Hemsworth 2014
Liam’s heart, the whole world had come to accept belonged to pop star Miley Cyrus, but like most relationships in Hollywood, their romance isn’t without hiccups… It did have more hiccups than average, and during those times, each pair would experiment with others and in 2014, Nina caught Liam’s eyes. Their little fling came after Liam and Miley had broken off their engagement. Well, they were never going to last long anyway. That moment when they were spotted kissing at an Atlanta club was the only PDA the world got to see. Liam went back to Miley and Nina happily moved on.
6. James Marsden 2014
There was a huge age difference here… but if Nina didn’t mind trying out an older man, who are we to judge, right? Sometime in June 2014, they displayed a steamy PDA at a karaoke in New Orleans.
7. Orlando Bloom 2014
Nina’s relationship with Mr. Bloom made us realize one thing – SHE DOESNT MIND OLDER MEN AT ALL AND FINDS THEM JUST AS ATTRACTIVE AS THE YOUNGER ONES! They attended Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ bash together and treated onlookers to a very steamy kiss. They displayed another PDA in August 2014 at Comic-Con.
8. Derek Theler 2014
Nina was spotted locking lips with Derek Theler in a Comic-Con party in August 2014. He dated Christina Ochoa next. The hunky star who got his breakthrough with Baby Daddy scored a part in Marvel’s Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe which was released in 2018.
9. Chris Wood 2014
Nina ended her long list of 2014 flings with Chris Wood, the grey-eyed hunky actor who joined Vampire Diaries. Nina was quite open with Wood as they shared many cute snaps of themselves on social media. Their relationship lasted for as long as Nina was in TVD.
10. Austin Stowell 2015
Nina and Austin got along really well and gave us hopes of a longterm romance. Nina is known for her steamy PDAs and she was packed on a lot with Austin. They even confirmed their relationship on Twitter in October 2015, but 7 months on, busy schedules tore them apart.
11. Glen Powell 2017
They took photo booth snaps together in July 2017 sparking dating rumors and a few days later, their relationship was confirmed. Per reports, they had been together since January 2017. By November 2017, reports surfaced that the two were “taking time apart” due to Nina’s busy filming schedules.