We’re celebrating The Vampire Diaries the best way we know how – ranking our favorite ‘ships!
In honor of the series finale of The Vampire Diaries, we decided to look back at the last 8 years and celebrate the best romances that the series had to offer!
There have been dozens of ‘ships who made their way into our hearts over the course of the series – and it wasn’t easy to narrow down our Top 10.
Does your favorite ‘ship make the cut? Tell us in the comments!
10. Jenna and Alaric
Remember Aunt Jenna? And it seems like it was forever and a day ago that we met Alaric, when he showed up to hunt the vamps and teach Elena some history. He and Jenna had such great chemistry – and they totally GOT each other. Unfortunately, Mystic Falls’s creepy creatures had other plans for them, and tore them apart before they could ever tie the knot.
9. Matt and Rebekah
Matt genuinely loved Rebekah. She showed him that she WANTED to be a good person, and let her guard down to let him care for her in a way she hadn’t in centuries. They were super sweet, and unfortunately, super short-lived.
8. Damon and Rose
You didn’t think I’d forget one of the sweetest deaths in the history of the series? Damon and Rose’s chemistry was ON POINT. And as Rose was dying from werewolf poison, Damon fixed her memory so that she’d have a perfect day before she died.
7. Jeremy and Anna
Doesn’t it suck when two teens in love just can’t overcome the obstacles that stand between them? Especially when those obstacles are supernatural? Jeremy and Anna never had a chance – and that kind of sucked.
6. Bonnie and Jeremy
Somewhere down the line, Bonnie stopped looking at Jeremy as her best friend’s kid brother, and realized that he was kind of a catch! Jeremy and Bonnie’s romantic timing sucked – they could never be happy and alive at the same time – but those brief moments of true love were enough to sustain this ‘ship for a long time.
5. Stefan and Caroline
Stefan and Caroline were the ultimate BROTP – besties with no unresolved sexual tension. But somewhere down the line, they slowly developed tiny moments of chemistry, and then bigger moments, until they were the slowest burn in the show’s history. The payoff was sweet – these two make a lot of sense. But we still think they’re better suited with other partners.
4. Caroline and Klaus
Klaus got everything and anyone he wanted – he didn’t get rejected very often. Which was why Caroline filled him with so much frustration – she just wasn’t that into him. She hated the way he treated her friends, and never bought into his softer side – because he only ever shared it with her. She came around – kind of. While these two never officially became a couple, they did have one crazy hot hookup. And we’ll never stop hoping for a reunion – vampires live forever. Remember – Klaus made a promise that he would be Caroline’s last love.
3. Bonnie and Enzo
Bonenzo was the surprise you never knew you needed or wanted until it was right in front of you. There was no build-up to discovering they were together. There were no longing glances, or hurdles to jump. One day, three years in the future, POOF, there they were. And it was PERFECT. Watching them fall in love in reverse was one of the best parts of the big Season 7 time jump, and we desperately hope that in the afterlife they can be happy. No one deserves a happy ending more than they do. No one.
2. Stefan and Elena
The Vampire Diaries started with Elena and Stefan falling in love and conquering the hurdles that come when you’re a sixteen-year-old girl in love with a centuries-old vampire. Stefan is human Elena’s true love. He never fought her battles for her. He let her make her own choices, even when he disagreed with them. He let her stand strong on her own and respected her. Stelena’s ending could have been completely different, but…
1. Damon and Elena
Damon is vampire Elena’s true love. A friendship that blossomed while she still alive, and a stolen kiss, gave way to much more heightened feelings the second she became a vamp. The sire bond made us question how true this love really was – but Elena proved that her devotion to Damon had little to do with their blood bond and much more to do with her unwavering love for him. It looks like big brother gets the girl in the end. Even this Stelena fan can concede to that.
Be sure to tune in for The Vampire Diaries series finale on Friday, March 10 at 8/7c on The CW.