The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley have proven they really are best buds after all, as they hit the slopes together for a. Actor Nina Dobrev had revealed that she did not like Paul Wesley at the aired and asked her if she and Paul Wesley are dating in real life too. For the first 3 seasons, Elena was dating Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), Damon's younger brother. However, she started developing feelings. “I remember everyone would walk up to me after the show aired and they'd be like, 'Are you and Paul dating in real life?' Everyone thought that.