Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Image: Instagram via @Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Image: Instagram via @Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder and Wesley reunite at ‘Vampire Diaries’ mansion

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, from the ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ recently reunited at the iconic Salvatore Mansion after seven years.

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Image: Instagram via @Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Image: Instagram via @Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, famed for their roles as the Salvatore brothers in “The Vampire Diaries,” recently reunited in a nostalgic visit to the iconic Salvatore Mansion, marking their first return in seven years.


Somerhalder captured the heartfelt moment on Instagram, sharing, “First time back in the Salvatore house in 7 years!!!”

The duo, adored by legions of fans worldwide, revisited Covington, Georgia, where the mansion’s real-life counterpart once stood tall.

Despite the original mansion’s demolition in 2015, their reunion took place in a meticulously recreated living room at the Mystic Mercantile, according to Today.


It was designed to evoke the magic of the beloved show.

Fans, overjoyed by the reunion, expressed their excitement online.

“No words can even express how epic it was to witness the two of you step back into the past,” one fan commented.

This captured the sentiment shared by many, according to AOL.


The Vampire Diaries, which aired from 2009 to 2017, remains a cultural phenomenon.

It draws audiences into the supernatural world of Mystic Falls, Virginia.

The show’s success on The CW network solidified its place as a fan favourite. Somerhalder and Wesley portrayed vampire siblings Damon and Stefan Salvatore.

During their visit to Covington, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley participated in Epic Con’s Vampire Weekend convention.


There they joined other cast members in revisiting cherished filming locations such as the Mystic Grill and the Lockwood Mansion.

The convention provided an opportunity for fans to connect with their favourite stars.

They relived moments from the show’s eight-season run.

Angi Henderson Beszborn, owner of the Mystic Mercantile, expressed her passion for creating a space that captures the essence of the Salvatore Mansion.

“I wanted people to feel like they are part of it,” she explained.


She also detailed the painstaking effort to recreate the mansion’s ambience using original set pieces.

Reflecting on their enduring bond, Wesley and Somerhalder described their off-screen relationship as akin to “real-life brothers.”

It’s a sentiment that resonates with fans who continue to celebrate their on-screen chemistry and friendship, according to US Magazine.

In addition to their nostalgic reunion, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley seized the opportunity to promote their bourbon company, ‘Brothers Bond.’

This is a venture inspired by their characters and reflective of their enduring partnership.


Somerhalder and Wesley continue to captivate audiences with their post-Vampire Diaries ventures.

Their recent reunion serves as a poignant reminder of the show’s lasting impact on popular culture and the enduring bond between its stars.

For fans and enthusiasts alike, the Salvatore brothers’ return to Mystic Falls, albeit in a recreated setting, rekindled cherished memories.

It reaffirmed the timeless allure of The Vampire Diaries.


Somerhalder and Wesley’s reunion at the Salvatore Mansion offered a moment of joy and reflection.

This bridged the gap between fantasy and reality for fans who have journeyed alongside them since the show’s inception.

The legacy of The Vampire Diaries lives on.

It is immortalised not only in its captivating storyline but also in the enduring camaraderie shared by its beloved cast members.