Paul Wesley is seen weeks before the breakdown of marriage with brunette model girlfriend Natalie Kuckenburg


Paul Wesley was spotted with his model girlfriend Natalie Kuckenburg in New York ahead of news of his split from wife Ines de Ramon.

The Vampire Diaries alum, 40, and beauty, 22, were pictured on August 24 – four weeks before a rep for the actor confirmed the end of his three-year marriage to Ramon.

Wesley looked casual for the outing, wearing a denim jacket over a gray t-shirt, which he teamed with black jeans and white sneakers.

Outside: Paul Wesley was spotted with model girlfriend Natalie Kuckenburg in New York ahead of news of his split from wife Ines de Ramon

He further accessorized the look with a pair of black shades and a gold watch on his wrist, but didn’t have his wedding ring on at the time.

Meanwhile, Natalie – who looks suspiciously like the actor’s ex-wife – showed off her endless legs in a navy sundress.

The model completed her look with a pair of gladiator sandals and a gray shoulder bag, and wore her brown tresses in light waves.

New York stroll: The Vampire Diaries alum, 40, and beauty, 22, were pictured on August 24 - four weeks before a rep for the actor confirmed their marriage was over

New York stroll: The Vampire Diaries alum, 40, and beauty, 22, were pictured on August 24 – four weeks before a rep for the actor confirmed their marriage was over

Wesley and Ramon’s romance has officially come to an end as a rep for the actor confirmed the couple’s split earlier Monday.

The actor and the jewelry professional, 29, were first linked in 2018 and said “yes” a year later in 2019.

Wesley was previously married to fellow actress, Torrey DeVitto, from 2011 until their divorce in 2013.

Sudden split: Wesley officially announced his split from Ines, 29, on Monday after three years together;  Photographed in 2019

Sudden split: Wesley officially announced his split from Ines, 29, on Monday after three years together; Photographed in 2019

A rep for the Hollywood actor has confirmed the news that the two have made the decision to go their separate ways.

“The decision to separate is mutual and was five months ago. They are requesting confidentiality at this time,” the rep said, according to People.

Earlier last month in August, Paul was seen attending the Brothers Bond Bourbon event in New York but his wedding ring appeared to be missing, reported We weekly.

The actor was also seen earlier this month in September stopping by the Bourbon and Beyond Music Festival at the Kentucky Exposition Center with his Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder. Paul was again photographed without a wedding ring.

Confidentiality: Paul's representative explained that the Hollywood actor and Ines wanted

‘Mutual’ decision: Actor’s rep says their split was ‘mutual and happened five months ago’

Confidentiality: Paul's representative explained that the Hollywood actor and Ines wanted

Privacy: Paul’s rep says the Hollywood actor and Ines wanted ‘privacy’ after their split was announced; seen together in 2019

Paul and Ines were first linked when they were spotted mating and holding hands in 2018 after enjoying a romantic dinner together.

A month later, the two confirmed their budding relationship on Instagram. They chose to keep their romance private and kept news of their February 2019 nuptials at a low ebb.

The couple were pictured wearing wedding rings in 2019, sparking speculation.

The actor’s main Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev confirmed that Paul is married to Ines during an interview on the Change of Direction Podcast in June of the same year, according to People.

She explained that she is close friends with Paul and Ines. ‘We hang out a lot. We are really good friends. I love his wife. It’s so funny how time changes everything because I never thought he would be one of my best friends.

Married for three years: The actor and the jewelry professional quietly tied the knot in February 2019;  seen in 2019

Married for three years: The actor and the jewelry professional quietly tied the knot in February 2019; seen in 2019

The Peaceful Warrior actor was previously married to actress and fellow Vampire Diaries star Torrey DeVitto.

The two started dating in 2007 after crossing paths and working together on the film Killer Movie. After nearly four years of dating, they tied the knot in 2011, only to divorce shortly after two years.

Despite his split from Ines, Paul continued to work closely with Ian Somerhalder after the official launch of their own whiskey called Brother’s Bond Bourbon in 2021.

Marriage Confirmation: Nina Dobrev, who is close friends with Paul and Ines, confirmed the two got married during a podcast interview in June 2019;  Nina, Shaun White, Paul and Ines pictured together

Marriage Confirmation: Nina Dobrev, who is close friends with Paul and Ines, confirmed the two got married during a podcast interview in June 2019; Nina, Shaun White, Paul and Ines pictured together

“80 proof is the bourbon that is our flagship product, and it’s made so well and we’re proud of it,” Paul said. We Weekly during a joint interview with Ian last month in August.

“But we have this beautiful cask strength bourbon just released, which is uncut, unfiltered, straight out of the cask in its purest form,” he added.

Ian also chimed in, saying, “And that’s something that, for us, we created from scratch. Unlike Vampire Diaries, which is our show, but we were hired for this show. It’s our baby. If Ian and I were to have a baby, this is our baby.

Paul was also cast as James T. Kirk in the second season of the Paramount+ series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Business venture: Paul and his Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder launched their own whiskey called Brother's Bond Bourbon;  seen in August in Switzerland

Business venture: Paul and his Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder launched their own whiskey called Brother’s Bond Bourbon; seen in August in Switzerland

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