Her most exciting upcoming project isn’t a new movie or celebrity fragrance — Dobrev is working on opening her own yoga studio.
“I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun,” she said. “I’m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle? You’re excited to be exercising it but you get a little sore! Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.”
Dobrev also talked to the magazine about her friendship with fellow celebrity Julianne Hough. She says the two relate on a different level, and that has nothing to do with the fact that both women are recently single (Dobrev was dating her costar Ian Somerhalder and Hough was dating Ryan Seacrest).
“It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life,” Dobrev said of her friendship with Hough, adding that their relationship has nothing to do with the fact that they have both gone through a public break-up. ”That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us. People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”
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