In 2011, Ushkowitz and Trevino’s relationship became public when they walked the SAG awards’ red carpet together. During a 2011 interview on, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, he asked her “if she has a thing for werewolves,” a clear reference to Trevino’s character Tyler Lockwood who was a werewolf-vampire hybrid (now a human) on The Vampire Diaries. Ushkowitz didn’t reveal any details on their romance; she simply told Seacrest that they were “very close.”
Since then, Ushkowitz and Trevino remained private about their relationship. However, she occasionally posted pictures of the couple on her Instagram.
Trevino showed his support for Ushkowitz by promoting her various projects, including her book Choosing Glee, via tweets.
— Michael Trevino (@Michael_Trevino) May 13, 2013
On May 19, while attending The Normal Heart premiere, a videographer asked Ushkowitz if she was still dating Trevino. She responded: “No, we’re not together anymore. She also signed autographs during that interaction. The videographer apologized for bringing it up, but then Ushkowitz said, “That’s okay, no worries,” with a smile. Finally she added, “We’re wonderful.”
US Weekly reports that an insider said their relationship ended a while ago. But in January, Ushkowitz posted an old red carpet photo of the couple with the caption, “Happy birthday to my best friend, the one who has taught me how to laugh and love more and more everyday. Congrats on another year around the sun.”
Nothing about the picture suggested they were a pair, but fans and gossip sites quickly jumped to that conclusion. Now with Trevino and Ushkowitz’s breakup confirmed, rumors of his romance with Dobrev may intensify, though they’ll likely prove false.
Image via Jenna Ushkowitz, Instagram