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Actor Shaun Sipos joins The Vampire Diaries season 5 as a college student who may get closer to Elena than Delena and Stelena shippers might like.

E! Online reports that Canadian actor Shaun Sipos, best known for his roles on Melrose Place and Life Unexpected, has landed a recurring role in The Vampire Diaries season 5.

Sipos will play college student Aaron, who bonds with Elena (Nina Dobrev) over their similarly tragic family histories.

Related: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ casts Caroline’s new love interest

Described as Elena’s “new best friend,” the character could potentially continue to recur throughout The Vampire Diaries season 5.

But does he pose a threat to Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena’s current boyfriend?

Executive producer Julie Plec is adamant that Elena and Damon will still be going strong when season 5 starts (a few months after the season 4 finale).

In the beginning of the season, we’ll see them struggle with maintaining a long-term relationship, now that Elena and Caroline have started college.

Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is still stuck in his own private hell, trapped at the bottom of the lake while Silas pretends to be him.

Related: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 deleted scene: Stelena forever

Will Damon and Elena stick it out all the way to season 6? Or do you think they’ll break up, leaving Elena to pursue a relationship with Aaron – or maybe go back to Stefan?

The Vampire Diaries season 5 premieres October 3, airing at 8/7c on The CW.

  • mtlss

    You know who needs a new potential love interest? Stefan!

    • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

      True, but he has to get out of the safe at the bottom of the quarry first though!

    • Gary65

      I actually just pictured Stefan experimenting with his sexuality and GOD I want it!!!!! Of all the characters in all the shows I watch, Stefan is one of the people who seems most stuck in a rut. He keeps going around in circles and doing the same thing again and again, with the same expression and everything. They need something to shake him up(that doesn’t include a doppelganger that’ll prob disappear after a dozen eps, like Katherine did) and this would be HUGE turn for the show and for him. I may be alone here but they need to do something drastic with Stefan and this would be both fitting, interesting and funny to watch.

      I feel like I’m giving a thesis on this point cos I know how much hate I’m gonna get for it.

      • http://hypable.com Selina

        No, a show needs to go there with a male character eventually… I doubt it’ll be TVD though.

        • Gary65

          And it better not be Teen Wolf. It’s only going to be impactful if it’s a show no one would think would go there.

          • http://hypable.com Selina

            You know, I don’t think anyone ACTUALLY thinks TW would go there. Isn’t that sad? I don’t think it matters which show, only that it stops being such a damn taboo. :/

          • Gary65

            I don’t know how much Teen Wolf you’ve watched but it has made several strides in going there. While they haven’t made any outright statements that a character other than Danny and Ethan is gay, there have been several allusions to the idea that Stiles is bisexual in seasons 2 & 3. When it comes to making gays untaboo, Teen Wolf is pretty much there.

          • joeylevn

            I agree. As much as Teen Wolf is ‘progressive’, I still think the execs at MTV will see fluid sexuality/experimenting too much of a taboo to air. Sad, really. Because I think Jeff Davis would really be open to doing that.

      • foxyone33

        if ur turning stefan gay n he needs something he so miserable lol, i want 2 new sexy female vamps in there then its balanced ;)
        i think it silly that they took 4 seasons for delena to get together and now e1 talking about them breaking up before season 5 has started…. damon must remain a badboy though, i loved the opener of season 1 where there was fog n he snatched the woman up into the sky but nothing like that happened after that, show more vamp abilities.

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person that doesn’t watch this show for the relationships and stuff. I actually don’t pay much attention to it because I get so caught up in the actual plot.

    • Sam

      Same. I am especially sick of the Damon/Elena/Stefan triangle… it was ok for the first two seasons but now it just seems SO forced. The only relationship I kinda like is Klaus/Caroline’s…but that finished before it even started. Lol.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      I mean…romance is so central to every single character’s storyline, it’s almost impossible to watch the show and not pay attention to it. But the platonic relationships and the mysteries are just as interesting/important.

    • Lor

      There are so many other shows I watch for the plot…this one serves me best as my shipping candy. Also, the plot’s been shaky lately. The Silas-is-a-doppelganger thing is kind of weird and sudden. Seems a little directionless.

    • Violet

      ravenclaw1991 you are my hero!

  • dillonmays

    Yay. I’m tired of this loop between Stefan and Damon. Bring someone new in. It definitely changes things and I think it’ll be good.

  • Gary65

    I would actually love it if this was a platonic friendship. Platonics are the best. But this TVD so I’m not holding out hope.

  • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

    Well listen to me, AARON, don’t even THINK about it…unless you want Damon to break a few bones with the consent of the fandom! The nerve! I’m offended. *wink*

  • Lupita

    So is this guy the new Matt? I hope it’s just a really good friendship and not a romance because I would feel so bad for poor Damon.

  • Chad

    I think they should add a gay guy character to the show..

    • Olof Friström

      Well, Caroline’s dad was gay, though barely even mentioned.

  • Nicole

    Noo!!! She’s going to go back to Stefan, of course Delena is NOT going to be together until season 6. Stefan is her epic love, whether you like it or not,

    • Lor

      Haha if this guy is the true good guy that Stefan only pretends to be than I’d say there’s no room for Stefan anymore :D

  • Antara Chowdhury

    I hope their relationship is just a platonic one. Very few shows have male/female platonic relationships (most of the time they end up together at one point or another). If he is a new love interest – my goodness, how many love interests does one person need?? I’ve never understood when shows give one character three or four love interests. That just doesn’t happen in real life, does it? (And yes, I know the vampires and werewolves don’t happen in real life either, but c’mon, how can someone be emotionally involved with so many people at once?)

  • Vikrant Sharma

    Well, I feel Qetsiyah may return & may fall for Stefan being a doppleganger of Silas…

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  • Lucija

    Canadian-Croatian! My favourite type of actor!

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  • AnnPerkins

    I’m surprisingly ok with this. Elena needs to get away from the Salvatores for a bit. I’d love it if he was gay, though.

  • Tajni Kumari Futta

    Stelena forever

  • Kayla

    This show used to be my favorite. I absolutely loved seasons 1 and 2. Season 3 was good but I could see it going downhill towards the end. Season four was bad. There was so much going on, but at the same time, nothing was happening. With seasons 1 and 2, the plot was much smoother and had twists and turns throughout it. Season 4 felt so chaotic and random. I hope season 5 goes back to the actual good storyline.

    • BriannaSetzer

      I totally agree with you! I do hope that it will go back to a good story line and I do see the show going downhill if they don’t . I also hope Stefan and Elena get back together because they were a REALLY good couple. That kind of love NEVER dies!! Stelena FOREVER!!!! <3

      • ann

        people need to read the books it might make more sense then

  • vampire rocks

    I don’t even know what to say but I hope the real Stefan come back alive

  • helia

    delena they’re so cute together elene shouldn’t be with Stefan I hate him damon is much better

  • bamonfan

    Why can’t damon be with damon i know it might sound weird but i want them together so badly please put them together if they together no more delena but more bamon and stelena

  • Tara_Jenkz

    Stefan gets 3 seasons of Elena and damon might not even get 1? Urgh sort it out please?:(

  • Homedawggg

    Am I the only one that thinks Stefan and Caroline would be a good couple? They’ve hinted it in the past few episodes and it would be interesting to see that explored a little more.

  • svvl90

    Another guy ?! Come on. Elena’s love triangle is just ruining the whole series. It used to be nice in the first two seasons but now it just feels like the same old stuff. I think Elena needs to decide on a guy and just keep going with him. It’s distracting everyone from the actual plot.

  • Kathryn

    She should end up with damon

  • Kathryn

    Caroline and klaus

  • Kathryn

    Damon and elena and Jeremy and Bonnie and stefan and Katherine and klaus and caroline

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