Actress Nina Dobrev Says Yoga Changed Her Life; Friendship With Julianne Hough Deeper Than We Think


Amazingly talented actress Nina Dobrev has an exciting year ahead of her – a new season of her hit show, The Vampire Diaries, opening a yoga studio and possibly finding a new guy. 

Nina dished with the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine on this new and exciting chapter of her life. 

Nina and her best friend Julianne Hough both went through breakups earlier this year.  Nina and co-star Ian Somerhalder decided to end their three year romance, while Julianne called it quits with longtime love Ryan Seacrest.  But don't expect these two to sit around analyzing their relationship status.  “That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us. People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships. It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life."
Nina hopes that her 2013 adventures will include opening her own business.  “I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun. I’m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle? You’re excited to be exercising it but you get a little sore! Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.”

The actress is content with having a lot on her plate and pushing herself.  She dishes that she's okay with pressure, "I can take a lot of pressure though. I’m constantly trying to make myself better, to learn more. I didn’t finish college, so I feel like I’m always having to prove myself. I don’t want to feel like the smallest person in the room.”

Nina reveals that she's not looking for a fun fling when it comes to guys.  And she knows what type of man she's attracted to.  “You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I’m not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I’m a relationship girl.  I’m progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like it when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that. A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that’s problem!”



Photos courtesy of Cosmopolitan