ByDavid Latona, writer at Creators.co
David Latona

Bad, bad news for thousands of The Vampire Diaries fans: if you're rooting for the Elena-Damon relationship to live long and prosper, this pretty much shatters all your hopes. The actor who plays half of that cursed 'ship just elucidated why it's bound for failure: , fresh out of the real-life split-up with on-screen sweetheart , said during an interview on Live With Kelly and Michael:

You can't be too happy in Mystic Falls. He got the girl, finally. It's cute, man. You've got this guy who's a maniacal killer, with the same look on his face whether he's saving a kitten from a tree or ripping your face off, and he's in love.

Sigh, vampires in love. Nothing spells out romance like that never-before-seen concept.

It's cute... and it's not going to last, probably.

Oh really, Mr. Somerhalder? Would you care to elaborate?

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.

Great point on the cradle-robbing aspect Ian, a 156-year difference might just be too much of a generational gap to bridge. Please continue expounding on love, kind sir.

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.

Absolutely right, it's pretty much common knowledge that drama feeds off of conflict, not schmaltzy perfect romantic harmony. Anything to add?

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Well, your story does make a lot of sense. I just hope it didn't break the hearts of all the poor souls who thought that yours would be a never-ending relationship full of bliss and happiness for all. You've got a TV show to make, after all.

The Vampire Diaries airs on The CW Thursdays at 8 PM (EST).

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