Nina Dobrev Talks Breakups, One-Night-Stands and Julianne Hough in Cosmo


By Shari Weiss



Nina Dobrev covers the September issue of Cosmopolitan, opening up about her friendship with Julianne Hough, her plans to open a yoga studio, and her views on relationships.

“The Vampire Diaries” star, who split from co-star Ian Somerhalder in May, tells the magazine that when it comes to romance, “I’m progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others.”

“I like it when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that,” says Dobrev, adding, “A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that’s problem!”

Dobrev, who calls herself “a relationship girl,” goes on to philosophize, “You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent.” “I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone,” says the actress. “I’m not a one-night-stand kind of girl.”

Dobrev and Hough have become increasingly close as of late, a friendship that some have attributed to their respective breakups after the actress-dancer split from Ryan Seacrest — a notion that Dobrev dismisses. “That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us,” says the TV star, explaining, “People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.” She adds, “It’s been cool to find an active buddy — there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life.”

For Dobrev, life right now includes trying to open her very own yoga studio. She tells the mag, “Planning construction and looking at properties is fun. I’m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle?” “You’re excited to be exercising it but you get a little sore!” continues Dobrev. “Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.” She notes, “I’m constantly trying to make myself better, to learn more. I didn’t finish college, so I feel like I’m always having to prove myself… I don’t want to feel like the smallest person in the room.” The full interview hits newsstands on August 13.

Check out a PHOTO from Dobrev’s Cosmo shoot below!


(Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan)

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