Mari and I met on an unseasonably warm October day.
Despite strike one, Mari was able to look past my geographic ineptitude and we had a fantastic first date.
Not exactly playing it cool, I asked her out on a second date before the first date was even over.
I was pretty excited because I had tickets to a cool Bluegrass band, of which Mari of course knew the lead singer.
Neither of us played our cards close to our chests, and before we knew it, we were talking about a future together.
The only issue is that Nina is still contracted to another year [at least] on the whereas Ian’s character has just been killed off on the show – and so, for all intents and purposes, he’s a free agent.
But what’s he going to do – buy an apartment and stay in Atlanta full-time next year while Nina’s filming?I’m sure he won’t put his own life and career on the back burner while waiting for Nina, so they were probably figuring out the logistics of reuniting on a permanent basis.But apparently, whatever problems they had are now solved, thanks to mama Dobrev.Just over a year after our first date, I proposed to Mari at the same reservoir where we first met, but this time, I got it right. Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were broken up for a long time before Nina’s mother, Michaela Constantine, reportedly intervened and got the two lovebirds back together.Michaela is a big fan of Ian’s, and that much was clear when she was tweeting in support of his congressional appearance on June 24th to promote animal and environmental rights.