Star: Nina Dobrev is dating another Vampire Diaries co-star, Michael Trevino

My good friend Gail, rest her soul, once gave me the advice not to date guys from work, saying “you don’t sh*t where you eat.” I know now that Gail didn’t come up with that, and I didn’t follow her sage advice at the time because I was young and worked with a lot of guys. So that must be Nina Dobrev’s predicament. She’s 25, she works with extremely hot guys, and she sometimes ends up in relationships with them. Star Magazine is claiming that Nina is dating her Vampire Diaries costar Michael Trevino. Michael plays a werewolf on the show. Nina was of course in a longterm on-off relationship with her other VD costar, Ian Somerhalder. Ian is supposedly ok with this.

The latest man to fall under Nina Dobrev’s spell is her longtime friend and Vampire Diaries costar Michael Trevino, 29. Sources say the couple have been hooking up the past few weeks. “It’s pretty casual right now,” a set source tells Star, “but Mike likes her a lot and would love for things to get more serious.” Nina- 25, hinted at their romance on March 30 when she posted a picture to Instagram of the pair bowling. They even have the blessing of their fellow costar – and her ex – Ian Somerhalder.

[From Star Magazine, print edition, April 28, 2014]

Michael has the same “androgynous blue steel” look as Ian. Nina must be into that. I checked Nina’s alleged dating history, on Who’s Dated Who (the grammar girl in me wants to change that to “Who’s Dated Whom”), and she previously dated three guys from her TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Nina was on Degrassi from 2006-2009, and she’s said to have dated costars Daniel Clark, Ben Hollingsworth and Evan Williams. (Ben was only on one episode, but Daniel and Evan were regulars.) That’s not to shade Nina! She seems like a serial monogamist, and as I mentioned, I did the same when I was in my 20s. (Plus dudes do it, see Kit Harrington.)

Also, it’s possible Nina and Michael are just friends. People are commenting on Instagram that he’s with Jenna Ushkowitz from Glee.

Here’s Nina’s photo from Instagram that started all these rumors:

Michael and Jenna (Tina on Glee) in January, 2013:
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  1. blue marie says:

    My aunt met and married several of her husbands through work, I learned the “don’t shit where you eat” lesson long before I started actually working. It can get messy, stressful and it’s not needed.

    All that from a picture though, seems silly. They were just bowling, the photo is harmless. there is a lot of over-reaction nowadays.

  2. Normally I wouldn’t care–but there seemed to be a TON of drama from when she broke up with the dude with the creepy serial killer eyes (that my best friend seems to think is THE hottest thing ever). Maybe they patched things up, but if I was her, that would definitely cool me off dating my costars for a while.

  3. Talie says:

    At least it’s not Paul Wesley because that would’ve been a bit too much.

    Although, it would’ve been funny if it was the guy who plays her brother.

  4. maybeiamcrazy says:

    God… She really does like ‘em pretty. It is not a bad thing, i just couldn’t be in a relationship with a guy that is prettier than me.

    • Tatjana says:

      He may be a perfectly nice guy, but his face just screams DOUCHEBAG. I’ve never seen anything like it.

      She is really beautiful. As is anybody in a CW show ever.

      And I was quite surprised with the acting on this show. Teen series usually have awful acting, but here it’s pretty good.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        I don’t know about acting because i have never watched it. A group of people banging each other in every possible combination is not my thing ( which is plot to every f-cking CW show) .

        She is really pretty, she can totally get away with dating these guys, i couldn’t. So maybe i am being a bitter bitch but guys that pretty does not hold sex appeal to me. They may as well be ken dolls for all i care.

        And yes his face screams douchebag i totally agree with you .

      • Tatjana says:

        I know what you mean. I don’t like pretty guys either.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Hey hey hey, Supernatural only does like two bangings in their seasons :P

        But to answer your question, the acting is horrible on TVD. Paul Wesley is decent but that’s really it.

      • Kimberly says:

        It’s a pretty good show. I always thought this guy was gay.

  5. LadyRay says:

    SMH, I’m going to need her to stop if this story is true.

    I worked in the financial district where I surrounded by good looking men and yea, that was a disaster for me. Don’t do it, girl. Just DON’T.

  6. Char says:

    I dont know if I believe this. They tried to link her to Paul Wesley right after her & Ian broke up because she gave Paul a bday cake. I also read an interview with Michael where he said he was into Asian girls. Doesnt mean he only dates one type of girl, but I havent heard that he broke up with the girl from Glee either.

  7. samanthalous says:

    Sorry but bang away that man is super hot!!!

  8. Lucy says:

    As far as I know, Michael has been dating Jenna U. for years now, and never heard of a break up.

  9. LAK says:

    Blue Steel!!

  10. Kelly says:

    He’s hot, but he can’t act for sh-t. At least Somerhalder is killing it as Damon, the only interesting character on that show. Trevino is like watching paint dry.

  11. Jess says:

    Michael has been dating Jenna for years. This is BS