You know you’ve made it big when you grace the cover of a magazine in nothing more than a sheet. (Granted, a trio of True Blood stars took that a step further and covered Rolling Stone wearing nothing more than a few scratches and drops of fake blood, but they’re on HBO where rules aren’t really a thing, so they don’t count.) The stars of the CW’s hit drama The Vampire Diaries are cover fodder for the latest issue of EW, and as you’d expect from three people who star in a show driven by the sexual magnetism of two vampire siblings, the photos get just a little steamy. The image depicts the classic love triangle at the heart of the series, with alternate covers feature the leading lady one-on-one with her dashing suitors.
But they don’t stop with just a few sexy photos. The magazine also chatted with Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley about their experience on screen and off screen. For the full interview, you’ll have to grab yourself a hard copy, but online Dobrev does touch on the never-ending rumors about her and her handsome costars, saying “The rumor mills were ‘Is Nina with Ian or Nina with Paul?’ There was a lot of speculation.” And considering that Wesley is a married man (TVD guest star Torrey DeVitto), the “rumor mill” is settled firmly on the confirmed off-screen couple: Somerhalder and Dobrev. Of course, Somerhalder couldn’t resist teasing fans, quipping, “Nothing has been confirmed yet.” Don’t panic; he was joking. He famously gushed about his girlfriend to Us Weekly just last September, saying there are “a million things” he loves about the actress.
Check out the alternate Vampire Diaries covers below (you’re very welcome):