Shaun Sipos Joins the Cast of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ for Season 5

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Twitter (@ninadobrev)Damon had better look out because Stefan might be out of the picture (for now), but Damon may still be forced to compete for Elena's affection on The Vampire Diaries

According to E! Online, Melrose Place alum Shaun Sipos is joining the TVD cast for the show's fifth season, and he's definitely a cause for concern for series' main couple: "Sipos will play Aaron, who comes to college to escape his tortured past. It's there that he meets Elena, and the two will bond over the fact that they've both experience and survived dark family tragedies."

Meanwhile, Damon and Elena's relationship isn't exactly steady: "Something will affect their relationship big-time in the first half of the season. And it's not a supernatural element getting in the way of Delena happiness."

So far, the cast appears to be accepting Shaun with open arms. Paul Wesley even tweeted,

The Vampire Diaries, Season 5 begins on October 10 on The CW. What do you think of the latest casting news? Tell us in the comments below, or on our Vampire Diaries message board!

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