Well fuck me dead, Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley have reportedly called it quits after four years of loving each other and constantly updating us with their v. strong PDA game. It’s the saddest news for The Vampire Diaries fans since Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder broke up IRL in 2013, and, of course, when Dobrev’s character, Elena Gilbert, opted out of the show’s inevitable demise. This truly is the last nail in the coffin for the hit show imo.
Tonkin (who you might remember as no ordinary girl on H20: Just Add Water or in the glossy pages of Dolly mag) and Wesley met on set of TVD back in 2012, where Tonkin played Hayley Marshall and Wesley played Stefan Salvatore – otherwise known as Damon Salvatore‘s insipid little bro. I’d like to say that Tonkin and Wesley’s characters had an on-screen romance but it’s hard to keep up on a show when everyone’s fucking or sucking one another at some point. Anyway, the pair started dating the summer that followed, and Tonkin went on to be cast for TVD spinoff The Originals the next year in 2013.
But alas, no more love for the lovebirds. A source told E! that “the relationship just ran it’s course” and that “they are still good friends“, which is a statement remotely backed up by the lack of kissy kissy on their Insta accounts as of late. Wesley, 34, hasn’t posted anything with her in three months, and Phoebe, 27, hasn’t for at least eight months. I know what you’re thinking, but it’s a big old hint for a couple who smashes out the Insta PDA, ok?
That being said, nothing from the horses mouths themselves yet even though fans are hounding their ‘grams. Until then, that alone is enough to keep us in denial because heck, these two were bloody good together.