Dating can be hard but dating as a celebrity in the public eye is not only twice as hard but it can also be an entirely different experience. When dating, celebrities are not the only ones invested in the relationship; their fans, the media, paparazzi and their personal PR teams all have vested stakes in the relationship. As a result, when a celebrity couple splits, a lot of people are left heartbroken – not just the couple. The Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley split can be a testament to this fact.
When appearing on The Vampire Diaries, Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley were just two of the show’s stars who got into a relationship with each another, much to the delight of the show’s fans. While they had many seemingly blissful years together, like all good things, their relationship eventually came to an end.
Here’s everything you need to know about their long-term relationship and eventual split.
Who Is Pheobe Tonkin?
Phoebe Tonkin is an Australian model and actress best known for her role as Hayley Marshall on the hit television show, The Vampire Diaries and its subsequent spinoff, The Originals. She also made her feature film debut as Fiona Maxwell in the film adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel Tomorrow, When The War Began.
Phoebe, who was born on the 12th of July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia, has always been into the arts. As a child, she took dance classes before also taking courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People. The young actress got her career start in Australia, starring in shows like H2O: Just Add Water before relocating to the United States to pursue an international acting career. Her relocation was successful as she landed roles on The Secret Circle, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Stalker and The Affair.
Who Is Paul Wesley?
Paul Wesley is an American actor, producer and director who is best known for his role in The Vampire Diaries and as Aaron Corbett on Fallen.
The actor, who was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on the 23rd of July, 1982, has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999. Paul briefly attended Rutgers University but left to pursue his acting career. Since his debut, he has appeared in several films and television shows including The O.C, Guiding Light, Before I Disappear, The Late Bloomer, Smallville, Everwood, 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, Army Wives and many more. Even with his robust body of work, his most notable role till date is his role as Stefan Salvatore on the CW hit show, The Vampire Diaries.
Phoebe Tonkin And Paul Wesley Split: Everything You Need To Know
Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley met on the set of The Vampire Diaries when Phoebe landed a guest recurring role on the show where Paul was one of the main cast members. The two were reportedly friends at first before entering into a relationship in 2013, after Paul and his wife, Torrey DeVitto, filed for divorce.
While together, the two were private and made an effort to keep the ups and downs of their personal lives away from the prying eyes of the media, setting them apart from celebrity couples who feel the need to share every aspect of their relationship online. However, they did attend a couple of social and professional events together and occasionally shared cute couple photos on social media.
Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley first split unexpectedly in April 2017 for undisclosed reasons but they reportedly got back together a month later and were seemingly stronger than ever. However, just a few months later, the superstar duo split again in October 2017 after four years together.
Sadly, it seems this break is for good and in true millennial fashion, the couple unfollowed each other on Instagram, signalling the finality of their split.
Since their break up, neither Phoebe nor Paul have entered any serious relationship. While they have been rumoured to be casually dating other people – it has not yet been confirmed or denied by any source close to the stars. Seeing as they are they are young, attractive and successful, there is no doubt that Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley will find love again, probably sooner than anyone thinks.