Paul Wesley is an American actor best known for playing the brooding vampire, Stefan Salvatore, in The Vampire Diaries. He is also the co-founder of Citizen Media, a production company that has sold many television shows to several networks and studios. Among his many acting works, The Vampire Diaries stands out and it won him a Young Hollywood Award for ‘Cast to Watch’.
Though his name became widely known following the success of The Vampire Diaries, Wesley’s love life has also pushed him to the spotlight a lot. He is notoriously private when it comes to his personal life but we know he has been a husband to two women.
Yes, Paul Wesley Has Been Married Twice
There is no denying that the American actor is in great shape. The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and maintains a healthy weight. He’s an eye candy and would easily gain the attention of many ladies.
The actor has been in several relationships with beautiful women and got to marry two of them. The first was his co-star Torrey Devitto before Ines de Ramon came into his life.
He Has Been Ines de Ramon’s Husband Since 2019
Following his divorce from his first wife which was amicable, Paul sold his Los Angeles residence and moved on with his love life in no time. He dated Phoebe Tonkin who is also a popular actress. They were together from September 2013 to March 2017.
He eventually met and married his current wife, Ines de Ramon. They are living a happy married life and planning to expand their small circle. During their courtship period, the beautiful couple remained notoriously private. The first time they were spotted in public was in June 2018 when they had a dinner date in New York. Asides from occasional Instagram photos with sweet messages, Paul Wesley has not publicly acknowledged his relationship or even marriage to Ines. It became clear that the two had tied the knot when in February 2019, they were spotted with rings.
Since her relationship with Paul, many of Paul’s fans have been curious to know more about her. Ines has kept a relatively low profile since entering the limelight; however, there are few details known about her.
For instance, it is known that she attended the University of Geneva and currently works as a fitness and health coach. Ines is also known to be a polyglot who speaks German, Italian, English, Spanish, and French. The two have been having a good time together since they got married.
Torrey Devitto (2011 – 2013)
While he is now enjoying the spotlight with Ines de Ramon as his wife, she is not the first woman to occupy that position in his life. Paul met an actress named Torrey Devitto on the set of Killer Movie where they worked together. They commenced a romantic relationship in 2007, shortly after their meeting.
Torrey is famous for her role as a crazy kidnapper and nanny named Carrie in One Tree Hill. She is also remembered for her role in Pretty Little Liars where she depicted Spencer’s sister, Melissa Hastings. Besides, she worked with Wesley as a recurring guest in the third season of The Vampire Diaries.
From 2007, Paul and Torrey grew their love and got married in a private ceremony in New York; this was in 2011. Sadly, the couple could not save their marriage from crashing just barely two years of exchanging vows. In July 2013, it emerged that the couple had filed for divorce which was finalized in December of the same year. There were rumors that the distance their jobs created between them was a contributing factor.
The Vampire Diaries Remains Paul Wesley’s Career-Defining Role
Though he hit the jackpot with his role as Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley has been acting since 1999. In fact, he was actively involved in theatre during his high school years in New York City. It was in his junior year of high school that he landed the role of Max in Guiding Light. He transferred to several schools due to his acting schedule.
He graduated in 2000 and moved on to Rutgers University, but he quitted after one semester due to his thriving career, as he continued to receive more roles. In 2009, he was cast in The Vampire Diaries as Stefan Salvatore and it became a career-defining role for him.
He depicted the role from its premiere in September 2009 on The CW until the final episode aired in March 2017. His character in the series is the younger brother of Damon Salvatore and the love interest of a high school student named Elena Gilbert. His performance on the show received rave reviews from both critics and viewers and skyrocketed his fame. To date, he is still riding on the wave of the success he achieved on the show.
He Directed and Produced Some Episodes of the Show
Paul Wesley became a director while playing Stefan on The Vampire Diaries. His directorial footprints can be seen in season 5 of The CW show. He also served as the producer at the beginning of season 8. More directorial projects came in the second season of Shadowhunters (episode 16).
After launching his Citizen Media production company, Wesley got a deal with Warner Bros. which would see him produce four shows. They include Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher, Pecos, Finding Natalie, and Shanghai Summer.
The Series Accounts for Almost all of the Nominations and Awards He Has Bagged
His spell on the set of The Vampire Diaries garnered him two People’s Choice Award nominations, as well as several Teen Choice Awards, among many others. Overall, he has scored up to 17 award nominations and 16 of them are for playing the role of Stefan. Before I Disappear is the only other project that has earned him recognition.
Playing Stefan Salvatore has won him 4 out of his 17 award nominations: 2 Teen Choice Awards and 2 Young Hollywood Awards. He bagged these accolades between 2010 and 2014.
“Tell Me a Story” Also Earned Him Some Clout in the Industry
The Vampire Diaries made him a staple in the industry and Wesley has performed in several off-Broadway productions, as well as in dozens of films and television shows. Some of his most popular projects include Tell Me A Story, The OC, Everwood, Medal of Honour, and Fallen.
He joined the main cast of Tell Me a Story in 2018 and remained on the show for two years, through the two seasons of the TV series. The actor portrayed both Eddie Longo and Tucker Reed in season 1 and 2, respectively.
Tell Me a Story is a psychological thriller that dwells on love stories while exploring themes like murder, greed, revenge, and more. It received positive reviews with above-average ratings on different platforms.