Nina Dobrev graces the cover of October issue of Seventeen magazine.
Nina opens up to the mag, for the first time, about dating her longtime boyfriend and co-star Ian Somerhalder. “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.”
Nina also talked about her role in the upcoming movie, Perks of Being a Wallflower. On her character’s abusive relationship, she shared, “It’s a really heavy topic, and I hope my character gives girls some perspective. I think more than anything, girls allow abuse to happen because they’re embarrassed it happened and that they allowed it to happen. They know it’s not right. There’s no excuse for it. That’s why it’s so important to show girls that they can admit that it’s not their fault.”
For more, be sure to pick up the October issue!