‘Vampire Diaries’ Casts ‘Life Unexpected’s’ Shaun Sipos in Recurring Role

The new character will bond with Elena (Nina Dobrev) on Season 5

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:27 PM

Damon-Elena 'shippers, you may not like this news.

"The Vampire Diaries" has cast Shaun Sipos in a recurring role on Season 5, a Warner Bros. Television representative told TheWrap.

We're told that Aaron comes to college to escape his tortured past. When he meets Elena (Nina Dobrev), the two bond over the fact that they've both survived dark family tragedies.

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Currently booked for just a few episodes, there's a chance he will stay on for more.

Sipos starred on The CW's short-lived "Life Unexpected" and "Melrose Place" reboot. His other TV credits include "CSI" and "Southland." He has also appeared in the horror movies "Texas Chainsaw 3D," "Final Destination 2" and "The Grudge 2."

"The Vampire Diaries" returns Thursday, Oct. 10.

Sipos is represented by Innovative Artists. E!Online first reported the casting.