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Nina Dobrev Covers 'Seventeen' Magazine

Nina Dobrev Covers 'Seventeen' Magazine

Nina Dobrev graces the cover for the October 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 23-year-old Vampire Diaries actress had to share with the mag:

On her character’s abusive relationship in The Perks of Being a Wallflower: “It is 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 its not right. Let’s say a girl gets into an argument with her boyfriend, and he hits her. In the heat of the moment, she’s shocked, but when she has time to cool down, she thinks, ‘Well, I egged him on. It’s kind of my fault.’ She starts justifying why it happened and then making excuses for it. But there is no excuse for it. That’s why it’s so important to show girls that they can admit that its not their fault.”

On her relationship with 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…its 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.”

Check out a behind the scenes video of of the Seventeen magazine cover shoot below!

Nina Dobrev – Behind the Scenes of Seventeen Magazine Shoot

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  • bobie

    i LOVE this woman.
    beautiful hers words about Ian. they are adorable together.

  • Yoki

    I luv her and Ian together, it’s so beautiful what they have! *Signs*

  • alice

    love her<3

  • Lilie

    Love this shoot – so fresh!
    Nina is beautiful, as always !!

  • kelly

    I like her and all but something is just a little off. Ian goes home because Issac flooded the area he grew up and Nina went to disneyland with the girls. They are both beautiful people but I just wonder if there together for the show to bring attention to the show.

  • Isobel


    Exactly. I don´t ship because shipping for me is putting someone or a relationship into a pedestal, but Kinda I liked them and followed them, but time has passed and for me if you really pay attention they don´t act like a couple in love.

  • Teyla W.

    Love Nina’s Seventeen Magazine Photo Shoot! She looks gorgeous as always. Nina and Ian are a fantastic couple and are very much in love. It is refreshing that Nina has been speaking publicly lately about her relationship with Ian. She just couldn’t help but fall in love with him and that is certainly understandable. Ian is genuinely a great guy.

  • Karen


  • Teyla W.

    @kelly: Ian went to Louisiana because there is a problem with the land he wants to purchase for the ISF Animal Sanctuary. There is another developer that wants to buy it for an industrial park and waste dump. It was a fairly quick trip and there was no reason for Nina to interrupt her once a year “girl’s weekend” plans just for that. Good Grief! Ian and Nina have a healthy relationship not one that is controlling and codependent.

  • Dahlia1947

    I don’t blame u ONE BIT Nina for finally giving in to Ian! lol Trying to resist all of that would be absolutely IMPOSSIBLE, so I appreciate that u were trying to be strong!! lol

    Lucky girl. Sigh..

  • speaktruth

    I’m so excited for Perks! I’m happy she’s bringing light to abusive relationships.
    And what a lucky girl to be dating Ian! Such a cute thing to say she’d been fighting it for a long time. Awww

  • KK

    What happened? FanForum crashed down? Crazy nian shippers are out in full force in comments section. It’s going to be so much fun to watch them have a meltdown when these two break up after TVD ends.

  • Me


    After TVD??? I would say before TVD ends… are they together now??, this interview was made months ago, and it means nothing. Watching them how the behave everyday when there are not cameras, thats the big deal. Don´t expect them to appear together any time soon.

  • Dave Franco

    She fell on love on set… can’t deny feelings.

  • M

    every time I think I’m over Nian they suck me back in again with articles like this

  • KK

    @Me I think they’re in a relationship but it’s not that serious like stans are making it out to be. They have their own dreams and goals and will do anything to make them happen, especially Nina. Ian isn’t going to dump Nina before the end of TVD. First because he’s super afraid of TVD going south ratings wise, second because he doesn’t want trouble on the set for himself and third it’s nice to have someone striking his ego from time to time. Yes, dear crazies, Ian isn’t a saint :P He keeps moaning about being killed on LOST. Man, move on! It’s possible that Nina could do the dumping before TVD’s end if she finds someone who would be of advantage to her career. But I don’t see it happening simply because she’s not in HW often enough to make any kind of impression on big players. And let’s be fair she ain’t Blake Lively in looks department.

    My only guess is that she’s coming out with the whole relationship story to keep people interested in. Honestly, she’s more on beige side, she looks good, has nice hair and body but people forget about her. Or even worse, they think she’s either that Chikri or Justice girl. I’m not saying this to be mean or out of spite, but it’s the truth. The only time she’s more talked about on this site is when she’s either with Ian in pics or when she mentions him in interviews.

  • Ann

    Why people go to so much effort to write and post awful things about Nina and her relationship with Ian?I don’t understand is why would anyone waste their time and energy on being hateful and negative towards someone they don’t even know and whose live and decisions have absolutely zero impact on their lives?She is gorgeous girl,Ian is gorgeous man,beautiful couple.I love her and this shoot!

  • Natalie

    1. Nina is discussing her relationship with Ian because it literally makes her talked about, but what you all find cute, isn’t. What she’s really doing here is making herself look dominant. She decided when the relationship began officially, and since he is desperate to marry her, she will decide when they get married if at all.

    2. Now on her discussion about abuse what she said there was… cool and true, but acting only gives you an idea and of course, you can study and talk to people who have experienced it, even deal with the situation hands on, but you can only sympathise with them. You don’t really understand the pain because you never felt it. Also there are different aspects and levels of abuse, so good for her on getting an idea of what abuse is about.

  • KK

    @Natalie You’re right about how it looks from the outside – Nina was the one who made moves and Ian just helplessly fell in love with her because she’s so cute, great, sexy, smart, bla blah. *eyeroll* The truth is she pursued him and and most likely Ian cheated( emotionally for sure, if not physically) on Meghan with Nina. That’s why they were hiding and lying to press about their relationship for more than a year. As for marrige, Ian doesn’t want get married nor have kids in next couple of years. He said it himself more than once on Twitter but I guess crazies believe what ever they want to believe to keep the fantasy going in their heads. Sigh.

    @Ann and to all others I’m not jealous because these two have nothing I could be jealous of. :P Also I comment because I’m killing time while traveling and it’s so much fun to piss rude and immature shippers and stans. LOL

  • Natalie

    Why does she talk like a spoilt baby?

  • Natalie

    @KK Yes indeed

  • homegirl

    @ Natalie LOL I agree with you

  • Ginger

    hahaha…. I remember that interview how she said she will never date a co-star!!! And I’ve always wanted Ian and her to date!! hahaha I’m so glad she threw that rule out and is dating Ian now!

  • Natalie

    Daniel about his relationship with Nina Dobrev during 2007: “This is probably the best relationship I’ve had, Nina is so beautiful and I feel so blinded by her love and my love. I’m starting to wish it would never end, I love her so f***ing much.”

    Nice quote, must be a lie though

  • verox87

    @Ann: THIS…thank you!

  • Natalie

    @verox87 Yes, we should just swallow everything that is feed to us.

  • Isobel


    Exactly this relationship has been more friends with benefits, and nowdays I am not sure if they still have that kind of relationship, as far as I know they are not together anymore. This is a very good PR, like many couples in Hollywood. They both are focus on their careers and goals is what matters to them, want to please fans because both right now need them, Ian for his acting career and his foundation and Nina for her career and want to take advantage of everything, if people think that they are very much in love let it be, we appear together from time to time, let´s spread rumous about marriage so people think that they are very much in love. I have always thought that being a couple is about love and support and I don´t see that at all.

  • elfsstilettos

    I don’t like her voice

  • julian

    like i said just jared=losers and hater club

  • Natalie

    It’s amazing how the media just runs with everything she says, I’m now wondering what they are trying to keep hidden.

  • KK

    @Natalie Let’s not forget that most fans, especially stans, believe Ian and Nina started their relationship in March or early April of 2010. Nina was on the April 2010 cover of Seventeen claiming that she dating a co-star is out of the question. Considering that interviews are conducted a month or two before the release of the mag, I can conclude only 1 thing – she was lying. Of course, the reporter can’t go on and accuse of lying because it’s gonna hurt their relationship with Nina’s publicist. Hence going with the flow. Also people out of fandom don’t really know much of the stuff that was going on before 2011 , probably because neither Ian nor Nina don’t sell well. Let’s face it, TVD isn’t on some big network and CW is cheap when it comes to promos and guest spots on talk shows.

    What makes you think there’s something to hide? Ok overlapping and possible cheating could be a minor PR problem but it’s been 2 years and previous GF isn’t a celeb so no one would care apart fans.

  • Natalie

    @KK That makes sense actually, everything falls into place so well and Nina loves to talk about herself, there is no doubt about that, but it’s how the media brings her across with extra hype, and every single thing you read must include dating Ian Somerhalder.

    So the truth of the matter is her entire purpose in life right now is to just exist off of Ian, this is why she has to parade herself in Seventeen talking about her relationship. Celebrities have no privacy; everything they do is watched and talked about, so any known person that needs to publicize their relationship like this is all about attention, ‘give-me-fame.”

    Nina loves twilight (so she said) and she does seek the level of hype that Kristen and Robert have. I don’t recall them publicizing their relationship however, until this unfortunate mess happened.

  • Isobel

    This interview took place almost two months ago near of LA if I am not wrong, Nina spent almost her holidays in LA, and it´s a very good way to give publicity when The Perks movie is coming out. I think that she and Ian should talk and agree what to say, Ian says that he doesn´t hava a girlfriend and Nina well it´s the first time that she hints about her “relationship” with Ian (not very romantic statement.

    Ian and Nina are another Robsten by the way, who were a nother non couple (sorry to the fans) and all the mess that happened proved that. Two young actors who probably were very good friends and who knows with benefits but were not really in love and serious but how can you say that to the fans?? so as long as the movies or the show are going let´s pretend a litlle bit and let´s people, journalists, fans write, think what they want.. We won´t say much to keep all this going, very clever PR.

    And NIna and Ian basically the same, they won´t confirm or talk about the relationship because there is nothing to talk about, but they have good publicists around them, so from time to time they spread marriage rumours and appear together from time to time, to keep this Nian thing going. Atlanta gives them some privacy so they can do what they want. They spend time together on set but in their free time they don´t. They couldn´t care less what each other is doing off set.

  • Queeny

    @Isobel: They are both beautiful people but I have to agree with you! I don’t see the support either…Nina is doing her thing in Toronto this weekend and Ian is busy with ISF! They just have so many different prioritys…I love Ian and I want him to have a woman who really supports him and stands beside him when he needs it. Nina doesn’t even support him on twitter…:(

  • Isobel


    True. That is what I have been saying all along, the lack of support and love is so evident. When Nina and Ian really fall in love with someone you will see the difference so much. He showed more love with his ex-girlfriend than NIna. Sorry for saying this, but this couple is above all fanservice, fans really expect too much from this couple without really good evidence.And when they announce the break up the falling will be really hard. Right now what matters to Nina is having fun, with girlfriends, movies and of course she is not gonna get married with Ian, because both know that they are not in love and I agree that a real couple need their space and doing their own thing but with them wow. Right now what matters to them is keep the show alive and get publicity and doesn´t care if people thing that they are very serious or not, again Atlanta gives them privacy, if they were in LA, the truth probably would come out earlier. They can see and date another people in Atlanta and no one knows. You see celebrity couples and very private that really supports their partner.

  • Natalie

    Well we can see who supports who more than the other

  • Isobel

    They both were in Toronto but didn´t see each other. Ian didn´t go to Toronto to support NIna, he went there for another reasons, but well. It´s so so evident that they are not together.

  • Natalie

    Did you notice the fan base behaviour when he mentioned Perks? Ian made a general statement and his people went crazy, I thought they were on drugs, some really fanatical folks out there.

  • Natalie

    Yes indeed Trolls in massive abundance