You didn't do anything wrong, Matt. You know I would've sent you 300 emails back if I could. I miss you.

The relationship between the witch Bonnie Bennett and the human Matt Donovan.

Early History

Matt and Bonnie have been friends since childhood. Over the summer Matt and Bonnie were lifeguards and took CPR training together. It is said that Bonnie was better at CPR than Matt.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series


Season One

Matt: "How’s Elena doing?"
Bonnie: "Her mom and dad died. How do you think? She’s putting on a good face but its only been 4 months."
Matt: "Has she said anything about me?"
Bonnie: "Oh, no. So not getting in the middle. You pick up the phone and call her."
Matt: "I feel weird calling her. She broke up with me."
Bonnie: "Give it more time, Matt."
(Elena and Stefan walk in together)
Matt: "More time, huh?"
-- Pilot.

Season Two

Bonnie: How's Caroline?
Matt: She's not good, Bon.
Bonnie: What happened?
Matt: We were driving.. and Tyler heard this noise.. and he got..
Bonnie: A noise?
Matt: Yeah, he got like this migraine or something. And he lost control of the car. And I.. I thought. I thought that Caroline was fine.. and then.. then she wasn't, so.
-- The Return.
Matt: She’s obviously pissed at me for something..but for what no clue.
Bonnie: What happened?
Matt: She freaked out. She’s been like that all day, cool one minute and crazy neurotic the next.
Bonnie: She almost died it’s bound to mess with her head. Plus she’s Caroline.
Matt: Yeah I’m used to the insecurities and all know..that’s who she is love it or hate it but this seemed i don’t know different..more..I don’t..I can’t explain it.
-- Brave New World

Season Three

(He calls Bonnie)
Bonnie: What is taking so long?
(Matt has a iron belt and a heavy thing)
Matt: This is going to sound crazy, but I think Vicki's trying to reach out to me
Bonnie: What?
Matt: I think she can help us save Tyler.
Bonnie: No, Jeremy can help us save Tyler.
Matt: We can't find Jeremy. We need to try something else. I have an idea but I'm going to need your help. Meet me at the pool.
Bonnie: I don't understand.
Matt: Jeremy can see ghosts because you brought him back from the dead. I need you to do that for me.
Bonnie: What?! No, Matt, that's crazy!
Matt: This is going to work, trust me.
Bonnie: No, Matt, I can't do that kind of magic anymore.
Matt: You don't need magic, Bonnie. You just have to be better than I was at CPR.
(He puts the belt and attaches the heavy thing to it then he jumps on the water to stay at the bottom)
-- The Reckoning
Bonnie: Listen to me, I know you wanna help and I know you miss your sister but what you did was reckless and stupid.
Matt: I know, Bonnie. I know. But it worked. It was worth it.
Bonnie: You don’t want to be part of all this, Matt. You’re the only one of us who actually gets to live their life like a normal person, no matter how lost you feel. Don’t forget that.
Matt: Do you realize that just last summer, you and I were lifeguards at the pool? And the only two problems I had in my life were that Elena was breaking up with me and I sucked at CPR. Everything was so different then. Yeah. Now Elena’s dating a vampire, you’re a witch, my sister’s a ghost, and.. I’m.. I’m just a guy who’s wondering how life got so screwed up.
-- The Reckoning

Season Four

Season Five

Matt: So, if this happens every time I die with the Gilbert ring, the second I go back, that means I'm just gonna forget about all of this. I'll forget that you're dead. Bonnie, you and Jeremy can't keep this a secret anymore. I'm sorry your dad died. I know it's hard, but how are you gonna deal with his death if you can't even deal with your own?
Bonnie: It's really good to see you, Matt.
-- True Lies
Bonnie: You didn't do anything wrong, Matt. You know I would've sent 300 emails back if I could. I miss you.
-- For Whom the Bell Tolls

Season Six

Bonnie: What's this?
Matt: When Bonnie Bennett has a hunch, you don't ignore it.
-- I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime
Matt: You have to get out of town now Bon.
Bonnie: I'm not letting Kai win.
Matt: Bonnie, Elena is the only thing Damon Salvatore cares about, he'll kill you. You have to get out of here now.
-- I'm Thinking Of You All The While

Season Seven

Bonnie: Matt, surrendering the town is not the solution. We need to stop them.
Matt: They had been stopped, Bon, back in 1903. But then, you betrayed Kai, he let them out, and I got to bury all my buddies from the Sheriff's department.

[Bonnie, looking hurt, pauses for a moment]

Bonnie: So this is my fault?
Matt: [guiltily] No. I didn't say that...

[They stare at each other for a moment until Matt sighs]

Matt: Look, I gotta go patrol.
-- Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take


  • They both are close friends with Elena Gilbert.
  • They both hated Damon Salvatore and were almost/were killed by him.
    • However, Bonnie is currently best friends with Damon after several seasons of building their relationship. Also, Matt shares a somewhat platonic relationship with Damon.
  • Damon also killed at least one member of their families.
  • In The Reckoning it was stated that they both took CPR together.
  • In Season Three, Matt mentioned he and Bonnie were lifeguards at the pool last summer.
  • Season Seven marks the first season where Matt and Bonnie become indirect enemies being Bonnie was inflicted with Rayna Cruz's Supernatural Huntress curse.


See also

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