The relationships that Elena Gilbert has with various characters throughout the series.
Miranda and Grayson GilbertEdit
Miranda and Grayson were Elena's adoptive parents and biological uncle and aunt.
- Main article: Elena and Jeremy
Elena cares about her younger brother Jeremy. After their parents died, Jeremy started doing drugs and failing his grades. Elena tried to stop him and even keep him away from Vicki Donovan after she became a vampire. After Vicki's death, Damon erased Jeremy's memory and compelled him to believe that Vicki had just left forever at Elena's request. Even after they found out that they are not biological siblings they continued to treat each other as such.
- Main article: Elena and Jenna
Jenna was Elena's aunt on her adoptive mother's side. Jenna and Elena have a rather strained relationship because Elena was upset that Jenna didn't tell that she was adopted. But the relationship got back on track because of the fact that Jenna helped Elena search for her birth mother.
- Main article: Elena and Alaric
Alaric Saltzman was Elena's stepfather and legal guardian.
Isobel was Elena's biological mother.
John was Elena's biological father and adoptive uncle. She never really liked him and despised him even more after finding out he was really her dad, but before he died, he left her a note and she felt deeply sad that he passed away.
- Main article: Elena and Damon
Elena first met Damon at the Salvatore Boarding House when she went to look for Stefan. After a while, she started to view Damon as self-centered and cruel, especially when she found out he continuously injured her friend, Caroline Forbes. She was horrified to discover that Damon was behind the attacks in Mystic Falls. She began to warm up to him as she got to know, but still kept her distance. Eventually a very powerful, best friend like friendship develops and will inevitably turn into a mutual love which would complete the love triangle. Damon has repeatedly admitted that he is in love with Elena. During Season 4, she finally admits her feelings for him and become a couple. .
- Main article: Elena and Stefan
Stefan saved Elena after her parents' car crashed. He remained in Mystic Falls and caught Elena's eye. They started dating up until she found out he was a vampire. They later reconciled after Elena confessed her love for him. She continued to be with him, even through the period when he deeply craved human blood. They are no longer together.
- Main article: Elena and Matt
Elena and Matt are good friends who once dated, but they broke up after Elena's parents were killed in a car crash. Matt showed signs that he still had feelings for her and that he was jealous of her new relationship with her boyfriend, Stefan Salvatore, but he currently seems to have moved on.
- Main article: Elena and Klaus
- Main article: Elena and Rebekah
- Main article: Elena and Katherine
- Main article: Esther and Elena
- Main article: Elena and Kol