‘Relationships Are Really Hard’: Ian Somerhalder Hints TVD Romance With Nina Dobrev Isn’t Easy

Ian Somerhalder has hinted that it might not be a case of ‘happy ever after’ for Damon and Elena on The Vampire Diaries after revealing that “relationships are hard in Mystic Falls.”

Talking about the show and what the future holds for Damon and Elena in a video interview posted on TVfanatic.com, Ian who split from Nina Dobrev earlier this year, could be seen saying:

“In Mystic Falls he did get her and he’s lucky to have that experience but in Mystic Falls…”

He then went on to add: “Relationships are hard in life. Relationships are really hard in Mystic Falls because if you don’t have conflict, you have no drama. If you have no drama, you have no TV show so relationships don’t last that long in Mystic Falls.”

“We are not short on drama,” Ian added.

However, this is not the first time that Ian has spoken about his on screen relationship with Nina as he told the LA Times earlier this year:

“Well, let’s get something out in the open right now. You’re talking about a guy who is 174 years old dating an 18-year-old. Talk about robbing the cradle! I would be so bold as to say that things change. And in Mystic Falls they change rapidly. Love comes in many forms.

“You have to fight for it and you have to work for it. Her being away at college and all that stuff that happens in Mystic Falls, it’s going to be challenging. It’s what creates the drama of the show. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

The actor went on to comment:

“If and when Elena and Damon break up, the world better watch out. Here’s a dude who has been in love with the same woman for 150 years, only to fall in love with her doppelgänger. It is the same person, just sweeter demeanor. I think after going through that, he’d smarten up.

“Maybe he’ll just stick with sorority girls for a while and then maybe find some super-hot vampire chick to settle down with in the some island in the Caribbean. Write a book, have a couple golden retrievers that he rescues. Maybe a pitbull. Some chickens, some eggs.”