The Vampire Diaries: 8 Best Couples (& 7 Worst)

TV show The vampire diary had everything. From fights and mysteries to epic romances and even romantic disappointments. As it ran for eight seasons, the show’s creators had plenty of time to build relationships between various heroes and villains. Sometimes they ended well, but more often the romances on The vampire diary leads to tragic ends.

While the show primarily focused on Elena Gilbert and the Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Damon, it also took the time to build several other relationships. And while it’s hard to choose the best and the worst, some relationships have worked very well while others have fallen flat.

Updated January 6, 2022 by Hilary Elizabeth: Romance is obviously at the heart of The Vampire Diaries series. Since there have been so many relationships throughout the series, it’s important to acknowledge all the ships fans will never forget (as well as those they wish they could forget).

The Best Vampire Diaries Couples

Nora and Marie-Louise

When a couple stays together for more than a century, it’s safe to assume that it’s true love. This was also the case for the vampires Nora and Mary Louise who started dating in the 1880s – at a time when a romantic relationship between two women was a big taboo.

They had their fights but cared about each other. The relationship continued until they sacrificed their lives to destroy Rayna Cruz’s gun.

Stephane and Catherine

Early in their dynamic, it seemed like Stefan hated Katherine and wanted very little to have anything to do with her. He even convinced himself that he had never been in love with her in the first place, that it was all just a lie caused by Katherine’s compulsion.

But the two still managed to reunite, and it looked like they might actually rekindle some sort of relationship, especially once Katherine turned human. Unfortunately for them, neither ultimately survived. And while their relationship clearly wasn’t healthy, it was compelling to watch, to say the least.

Jeremy and Anna

Unlike Bonnie and Jeremy, these two had real chemistry with each other. Anna may have lied about being a vampire, but Jeremy quickly forgave her and they continued their relationship.

At first, Jeremy used Anna to learn about vampirism, but in the end, he fell in love with her as hard as she fell in love with him. And when Anna died and later returned temporarily as a ghost that Jeremy could see, he confessed that he was still in love with her.

Tyler and Caroline

Ultimately, Caroline and Tyler’s relationship fell apart because each character became more engrossed in other things and they kind of drifted apart. However, they were one of the most important relationships in The vampire diaryand both Tyler and Caroline made themselves better.

The doomed love aspect of a werewolf and a vampire falling in love definitely made their romance interesting, but Caroline’s journey helping Tyler through his transition was a truly compelling plot in itself.

Bonnie & Enzo

Both Bonnie and Enzo have experienced a lot of tragedy and faced serious issues in life. It’s one of the things that brought them together.

Bonnie didn’t like Enzo very much at first, but he eventually won her over. Their relationship, unlike others on the show, wasn’t as full of drama and danger. But even though it didn’t have a happy ending, Bonnie and Enzo were happy while it lasted, and they seemed like each other’s epic true loves.

Klaus & Caroline

Unlike many other relationships in The vampire diary, the will-they-won’t-they dynamic between Klaus and Caroline never really got too far. However, that didn’t stop this potential couple from becoming one of the most popular ships in the series’ history.

The chemistry between them was off the charts, and while they never made it official, Klaroline had so many good scenes that it’s undeniably one of the best romances on the show.

Stefan & Elena

Although Stefan and Elena didn’t end up together and their initial attraction could potentially be explained by their dual status as doppelgangers, they were the relationship that really kicked off The vampire diary.

The love they shared was sincere, simple and pure, and this made them appealing to audiences around the world. Elena may have ended up with Damon, but many fans still wanted Stefan and Elena to reunite until the very end.

Damon & Elena

It was a sore point for many fans of the show, but despite how Damon treated Elena at first, they still ended up together. He had many negative qualities and some fans even thought Damon was irredeemable, but he tried to become a better man for Elena.

They broke up during the show but got back together once all was said and done. They started a family together once Damon became a human and lived happily ever after, according to the latest episode of The vampire diary. And regardless of any controversy, Delena was undeniably the most popular ship in the series.

The Worst Vampire Couples

Jeremy and Vicky

Jeremy genuinely loved Vicki, and although she seemed to reciprocate his feelings at one point, the relationship between them never worked out. It was at least partly because Vicki had met Jeremy in secret and didn’t want anyone to know about it, let alone Tyler, the guy who seemed to be interested in her.

Vicki also tried to persuade Jeremy to do drugs with him and was a bad influence on the young man. Finally, she also tried to kill Jeremy and his sister Elena once she became a vampire.

Damon & Andie

Damon’s brief hookup with Andie Star was essentially just a revamped version of his so-called “relationship” with Caroline. Sure, Andie said she would have been with Damon even if he hadn’t forced her, but he didn’t stop manipulating and controlling her regardless.

It seemed that Damon largely saw Andie as a useful tool and a way to kill time, and while Andie’s untimely death indicated that his feelings might run a little deeper, their relationship was rough.

Bonnie & Jeremy

Bonnie may have found her perfect match in Enzo, but he wasn’t her first boyfriend, by any stretch. For a time, she and Jeremy dated. But their relationship had multiple issues, starting with the lack of chemistry and ending with Jeremy still being in love with Anna for a long time when they were together.

They only reunited to break up later (usually because one of them died temporarily) and went through this cycle several times before canceling for good. Their relationship had a lot of drama, but it was never particularly interesting.

Tyler and Vicky

Apparently The vampire diary wanted to establish that Tyler was the worst from the start, as he was essentially about to sexually assault Vicki before Jeremy intervened. And while Tyler was slightly nicer to Vicki in later episodes, that’s not saying much.

He still treated her like nothing more than a romantic relationship and was ashamed to be with her, and their whole connection seemed designed as an obstacle that Jeremy and Vicki had to overcome to start their own relationship anyway.

Damon & Caroline

Relatively early in the first season, Damon and Caroline had a very unhealthy relationship. Caroline was attracted to Damon, but he only used her as a walking blood bank, errand girl, and a way to get closer to Elena.

He drank Caroline’s blood against her will, insulted her and terrorized her. And when he finally grew bored with her, he tried to kill her – a plan which Stefan thankfully stopped. Although it seemed like they developed a weird enemy-style relationship later on, they were hands down one of the worst pairs on the show.

Catherine and Damon

Katherine seemed to have genuine feelings for Stefan and Damon, and Damon clearly loved Katherine for years, but their relationship was quite toxic. Katherine had very little affection for Damon and she preferred Stefan. Yet she drove Damon around, made him believe she was trapped for over a century, and she didn’t even bother to contact him even though she was free all the time.

Despite all of this, Damon was still willing to forgive her once she returned but Katherine crushed him saying she never loved him in the first place.

Caroline & Alaric

Considering the fact that Caroline was much younger than Alaric and he was her high school teacher, this relationship seemed like a bad idea from the start.

This was due to Caroline confusingly giving birth to Jo and Alaric’s children through a magical baby swap. However, even though they did get engaged at some point, their relationship was never a true romance, and it was far more creepy than compelling.

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