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It seems like just yesterday we were watching the first episode of The Vampire Diaries and being wooed by Nina Dobrev’s talent and now, 10 years later, the Bulgarian-Canadian actress is turning 30 and starting a new TV show.
In 2009, Dobrev first became Elena Gilbert on The CW vampire series and before that she was Mia Jones on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Today, the actress is turning 30 years old and tomorrow she’ll be stepping into a new TV character’s shoes to celebrate.
OK, technically it’s just a coincidence that her new CBS show, Fam, premieres the day after her birthday, but it seems pretty fitting that with a new age bracket comes a fresh show and start, right?
The two actresses have been best friends for years and their love for one another, shared passions and constant adventures together continue to give us #SquadGoals.
In honor of Dobrev turning the big 3-0 we’ve rounded up her sweetest BFF moments with Hough because quite frankly, we can’t get enough of these two.
We have a feeling the two besties will be celebrating Dobrev in style at some point this week and we only wish we could be there to see what the actress’s dirty 30 brings. If we had to make an educated guess we’d say there will be cake, some happy tears and perhaps a wild costume or two!
As the Dog Days star rings in a new decade in her life, you can celebrate at home by scrolling through her best friendship moments with the Dancing With the Stars alum below. Oh, and maybe give Dobrev a fun birthday shout out while you’re at it.
PS: Don’t miss Dobrev on her new show Fam when it premieres on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.
Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough jetted off to Raja Ampat in Indonesia with a few of their friends in late 2018 and proved once again that best friends are the best travel buddies.
Coconuts for two, anyone?
All dressed and no place to go! If you and your BFF are guilty of the saucy poses in your fancy dress then you too are like these two best friends.
Like all good friends, Hough and Dobrev balance each other out and aren’t afraid to be different than one another. Case and point, Dobrev being a goofball in this photo while Hough poses pretty.
The Vampire Diaries actress and Grease: Live! star have been through so many birthdays together and each one seems sweeter than the one before it.
When this duo isn’t spending time on a set somewhere they are heading on vacation with their squad and we really wish we got an invite to one of these fun adventures.
A true friend sticks with you through the good and the bad, or in this case the hard and sweaty workout classes that Dobrev and Hough love to take.
If your night ends with mini burgers and your best friend by your side then it’s a success in our minds.
No matter what the event, these two actresses find each other on the carpet and make sure to hang out together. They are basically one another’s dates and their real dates are just along for the ride.
Gossiping in the elevator on the way to a party? We’ve all been there!
While these two are usually having fun together, they are always there for each other in the bad times too, like when Dobrev got hurt and needed Hough with her at the doctors.
When it comes down to it these ladies are total goofballs and that’s why we love them.
While we are all for going out with our girls, relaxing with coffee and girl talk the morning after is so much better.
Even though these two didn’t know each other in high school they do have their BFF prom pose down pat!
Everyone has their good side and with this duo they know exactly how to work the camera…together.
In 2016, this duo teamed up with The Giving Keys for the Best Friends Collection and their designs are basically a sophisticated version of friendship bracelets which we definitely still rock on the reg.
Photo Booth Fun
Are you ever too old to use face paint and take photo booth photos with your gal pals? We don’t think so!
Make a Wish
What’s a birthday party without your girl holding the cake for you?
Super (Fun) Bowl
Football fun is the best kind of fun. OK, maybe you and your crew haven’t been to the Super Bowl, but we bet you’ve been to sporting events together and taken this exact photo, right?
Hough and Dobrev are always down for a good costume party. They often match when attending Halloween bashes and costume parties and they always look like they’re having a blast.
These two go to a lot of different events together, but posing with their VIP passes at the Hozier concert might be one of their purest bestie moments thus far.
Ah, true love.