Years After Vampire Diaries Ended, What Is Candice Accola King Doing Now?
2023/12/26

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Candice Accola King, best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in Vampire Diaries, has appeared in other vampire shows like The Originals and Legacies. Despite drama behind the scenes and rumors of pay gaps, Candice remains close to her co-stars, including Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder.

After playing Caroline Forbes for 13 years, Candice announced that she is done with the character and is taking a break from acting.

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She now hosts a podcast called "Directionally Challenged." Candice became a household name during the successful airing of the eight seasons of Vampire Diaries. She then went on to appear in more vampire shows, including The Originals and Legacies. Fans are curious about what she is up to now and if she's still in touch with her fellow Vampire Diaries stars, especially since there were issues behind the scenes and allegations of pay gaps. Playing Caroline Forbes on Vampire Diaries was Candice's most famous role. Her character started off as shallow and insecure, but grew in confidence, much like the audience's love for her, after becoming a vampire.

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Candice played the role for eight seasons and appeared in more episodes than any of her co-stars. 

Candice's love for the vampire genre led her to star in The Originals and Legacies, where she reprised her role as Caroline Forbes. In The Originals, she had a complicated relationship with the main character Klaus. However, she only made a longer appearance in the series finale of Legacies. Candice loved playing a vampire because of the stunts and the make-believe world. After playing Caroline Forbes for 13 years in three separate shows, Candice announced that she was done with the character.

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She felt like her storyline on Legacies had come to an end and it was time to say goodbye. During her time on Vampire Diaries, Candice met Joe King through her co-star Nina Dobrev. They got married in 2014 but filed for divorce in 2021. The reason for the divorce is unknown, but sources suggest that Candice may have felt unsupported after the birth of their second child. She may also have experienced postpartum depression. Despite the divorce, Candice is focusing on her role as a mother to her two children.

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Currently, Candice is taking a break from acting. She started a podcast called "Directionally Challenged" in 2018 with her Vampire Diaries co-star Kayla Ewell. The podcast is still ongoing, but they've adjusted the format to accommodate their busy lives as moms. Candice is not currently dating anyone and is possibly taking time to focus on herself and her children. While she doesn't have any upcoming projects, she remains close with her friends from Vampire Diaries. Her friendships with Nina Dobrev and Kayla Ewell, along with their husbands, provide her with support and positivity during this period.

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