Ian Somerhalder Reunites with Paul Wesley, Vampire Diaries Fans Lose Any and All $hit

They may no longer star as brothers on the small screen…

… but Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley proved over the weekend that they are brothers in life.

Very, very, very handsome brothers in real life, we must add.

On Saturday, Wesley uploaded a photograph with his former co-star on Instagram Story, giving followers a look at him and Somerhalder hanging out during The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention in Nashville.

As you can see above, the sultry snapshot was accompanied by a single word:


For eight seasons, Wesley portrayed Stefan Salvatore and Somerhalder portrayed Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries.

They were centuries-old blood suckers who loved the same women (Nina Dobrev’s Elena… and also Nina Dobrev’s Katherine) at various points in their long lives – but whose real love was for each other.

Indeed, the most interesting and sentimental relationship through the show’s impressive run on The CW took place between these siblings.

Away from the camera, Wesley, Somerhalder and their fellow cast members were known and respected for their enthusiastic fan interactions.

They were major attractions at Comic-Con every year the series attended that massive event in San Diego and they were both very engaging on social media.

Somerhalder, in particular, has never missed an opportunity to thank his supporters for sticking by him and the show, which came to an end in March of 2017.

For this reason, viewers went a bit overboard in their reactions to seeing Wesley and Somerhalder reunited in the photo above.

Case in point, from one Instagram users:


Elsewhere, here were a few sample reactions on Twitter:

paul and ian together

Since going their separate ways professionally, neither Wesley nor Somerhalder has starred in anything of note.

The former directed an episode of Shadowhunters last year, however, while the latter just finished filming a movie titled Time Framed.

Ian has also been quite busy in his personal life… considering he welcomed his first child into the world last July!!!!

How exciting, right?!?

Somerhalder and wife Nikki Reed are parents to a daughter named Bodhi.

We don’t know much else about her because her famous parents have chosen to keep the little one out of the spotlight, a decision we very much respect.

But if Ian is interested in making news in a different fashion any time soon, we have five words for him:

Paul. Wesley. Buddy. Cop. Movie.

Think about it, fellas.


Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin: It’s Over!

Paul Wesley is all set to start anew.

In both his professional life and his personal life.

As of 10 p.m. EST on Friday, the actor will no longer be a series regular on The Vampire Diaries.

Because The Vampire Diaries will no longer exist; it goes off the air tonight following a very successful eight-season run on The CW.

Similarly, the handsome actor has wrapped up a four-year run as the boyfriend of former castmate Phoebe Tonkin, with E! News reporting the stars have gone their separate ways.

Wesley and Tonkin met on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2012, with the former a constant presence as Stefan Salvatore and the latter coming on board in the role of Hayley Marshall.

They started dating about a year later, once Tonkin left The Vampire Diaries to star on its spinoff, The Originals.

Both shows filmed in Atlanta, making the romance pretty easy on a practical level.

It’s unclear exactly when Wesley and Tonkin broke up, but they were last seen in public together on December 20, 2016, five days before they celebrated Christmas in her native Sydney, Australia.

The actors, who were open with their romance at Comic-Con over the years and who often shared cute pictures of each other on Instagram, stopped posting these kinds of images on social media late last year.

“They are still good friends,” an insider tells E! News. “The relationship just ran its course.”

Prior to dating Tonkin, Wesley was married to actress Torrey DeVitto from 2011-2013.

Prior to dating Wesley, Tonkin was having a lot of sex with members of the THG staff. In our fantasies, at least.

The actor, meanwhile, is in Toronto this week, where he’s busy directing an episode of Freeform’s Shadowhunters.

As for Tonkin?

She celebrated International Women’s Day at the Place de la République Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, she also attended the Chanel presentation as part of Paris Fashion Week.

“Today was one of the most incredible, educational and magical experiences of my life,” the beauty wrote on Instagram Monday, adding:

“To visit Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment in Paris and to learn about her history and the heritage of the house was so inspiring and a dream come true.”

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will conclude tonight at 9/8c, following a one-hour retrospective of the show.

The Originals Season 4 will then debut on Friday, March 17 at 8/7c.