'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 scoop: Meet Aaron, Elena's new BFF at college ... and possible love interest?

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Well that answers the question of who Whitmore College student Aaron will woo on "The Vampire Diaries" Season 5. Shaun Sipos was just cast in the previously reported role of Aaron, the guy who will become Elena's (Nina Dobrev) new best friend, E! Online reports. 

The CW alum (Sipos previously starred in "Life Unexpected" and the rebooted "Melrose Place") has been cast in a recurring capacity for Season 5. Aaron heads to college to escape his tortured past, and it's there that he meets Elena. The two will bond over the fact that they've both experienced and survived dark family tragedies. Aaron also might have a connection to a student at Whitmore who dies in an October episode ... very suspicious, no?

Though the "TVD" writers have assured fans that they plan to keep Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) together and happy for the time being, it's possible that Aaron will be on the show for a lot longer than just a few episodes, keeping the door open for a possible romance with Elena. Sorry, Delena fans, but no one on "TVD" stays happy forever. If they did, the series wouldn't be nearly as compelling or addicting.

"The Vampire Diaries" Season 5 premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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