Fans of The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff, The Originals, received an exciting surprise during the holiday season. On Wednesday, two beloved costars of the supernatural dramas, Candice King and Steven Krueger, announced that they were in a relationship. The news was shared by Candice on her Instagram, where she posted a 2023 recap montage that included a sweet kiss between the two actors.
Candice, known for her role as Caroline Forbes on The Vampire Diaries, had made several guest appearances on The Originals over the years, while Steven had made his mark as Josh Rosza throughout all five seasons of the spinoff. In the caption of the adorable video, Candice wrote, "I laughed. I cried. I laughed til I cried. I loved. Thanks for the dance 2023."
Fans were taken aback by the revelation, as The Vampire Diaries had concluded in 2017 and The Originals had wrapped up in 2018. One fan hilariously commented, "Caroline and Josh were not on my 2023 bingo card but I'm here for it!" Another expressed their support, saying, "I LOVE you and Steven together!!!! Sending love and wishing much happiness for you both and your families!!"
The couple had also dropped hints about their romance earlier in the year. In an US Weekly Day in the Life segment featuring Steven, a photo captured a fun gathering with friends, where Steven had his arm around Candice at the dinner table. The event also included Charles Michael Davis from The Originals, as Steven mentioned that the cast still enjoys spending time together. According to Steven, they have all moved on to new projects but still cherish the opportunities to catch up whenever possible.
Overall, fans of both shows were delighted to discover the real-life connection between Candice King and Steven Krueger. It was a heartwarming surprise that added a dose of excitement to their holiday season.