Why Was Nina Dobrev Fighting Feelings For Ian Somerhalder?

Vampire Diaries starlet Nina Dobrev and her co-star Ian Somerhalder, who first stepped out as a couple in 2011, publicly acknowledge their romance now, but that wasn’t always the case! Nina recently admitted to Seventeen magazine that while they grew closer on the set of their hit CW show after meeting in 2009, she tried really hard to keep her feelings in check. (Spoiler: it didn’t work!)

Nina tells the mag:

“The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later…it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. 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.”

Do you like Nina and Ian together? Are you glad she stopped fighting the feelings?