Paul Wesley is seen weeks before marriage split with brunette model gal pal Natalie Kuckenburg

Pictured: Paul Wesley is seen weeks before marriage split taking a walk with brunette model pal Natalie Kuckenburg in New York City

Paul Wesley was spotted out and about with fashion model pal Natalie Kuckenburg in New York City prior to the announcement of his split from wife Ines de Ramon.

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

Wesley was casual cool for the outing, wearing a denim jacket over a grey T-shirt, which he paired with black jeans and white sneakers. 

Out and about: Paul Wesley was spotted out and about with fashion model pal Natalie Kuckenburg in New York City prior to the announcement of his split from wife Ines de Ramon

Out and about: Paul Wesley was spotted out and about with fashion model pal Natalie Kuckenburg in New York City prior to the announcement 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 did not have his wedding ring on at the time.

Meanwhile Natalie – who bares an uncanny resemblance to the actor’s estranged wife – showed off her endless legs in a navy summer dress.

The model finalized her look with a pair of gladiator sandals and a grey shoulder bag, and wore her brunette tresses in light waves.  

NY stroll: The Vampire Diaries alum, 40, and the beauty, 22, were pictured on August 24 - four weeks before a representative for the actor confirmed the end of his marriage

NY stroll: The Vampire Diaries alum, 40, and the beauty, 22, were pictured on August 24 – four weeks before a representative for the actor confirmed the end of his marriage

Wesley and Ramon’s romance officially come to and end while a representative for the actor confirmed of the couple’s split earlier on Monday.

The actor and the jewelry professional, 29, were first linked in 2018 and said, ‘I do,’ one 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; Pictured in 2019

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

A representative of the Hollywood actor confirmed the news that the two had made the decision to go their separate ways.

‘The decision to separate is mutual and occurred five months ago. They request privacy at this time,’ the rep stated, according to People.  

Earlier last month in August, Paul was seen attending the Brothers Bond Bourbon event in New York City, but his wedding band appeared to be missing, reported Us 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 once again pictured with no wedding band. 

Privacy: Paul's rep explained that both the Hollywood actor and Ines desire 'privacy' following the announcement of their split; seen together in 2019 'Mutual' decision: The actor's representative expressed that their split was, 'mutual and occurred five months ago'

‘Mutual’ decision: The actor’s representative expressed that their split was, ‘mutual and occurred five months ago’ 

Privacy: Paul's rep explained that both the Hollywood actor and Ines desire 'privacy' following the announcement of their split; seen together in 2019

Privacy: Paul’s rep explained that both the Hollywood actor and Ines desire ‘privacy’ following the announcement of their split; seen together in 2019 

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

A month later, the two confirmed their budding relationship on Instagram. They opted to keep their romance private, and kept the news of their nuptials in February 2019 on the down low. 

The couple were pictured out and about wearing wedding bands in 2019, sparking speculation. 

The actor’s Vampire Diaries lead co-star, Nina Dobrev, confirmed that Paul was married to Ines during an interview on the Directionally Changed podcast in June of that same year, according to People. 

She explained that she is close friends with Paul and Ines. ‘We hang out a lot. We’re 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 began dating in 2007 after crossing paths and working on the film, Killer Movie, together. After nearly four years of dating, they tied the knot in 2011, only to divorce shortly two years later. 

Despite his split from Ines, Paul has kept busy working closely with Ian Somerhalder following the official launch of their own whiskey called Brother’s Bond Bourbon in 2021. 

Wedding confirmation: Nina Dobrev, who is close friends with Paul and Ines, confirmed that the two had tied the knot during a podcast interview in June 2019; Nina, Shaun White, Paul, and Ines pictured together

Wedding confirmation: Nina Dobrev, who is close friends with Paul and Ines, confirmed that the two had tied the knot during a podcast interview in June 2019; Nina, Shaun White, Paul, and Ines pictured together

‘The 80 proof is the bourbon that’s our flagship, and it’s done so well and we’re proud of it,’ Paul informed Us Weekly during a joint interview with Ian last month in August.

‘But we have this beautiful cask strength bourbon that just came out which is an uncut, unfiltered, straight out of the barrel in its purest form,’ he added. 

Ian also chimed in, stating, ‘And it is something that, for us, we created it from the ground up. So unlike the Vampire Diaries, which is our show, but we were hired on that show. This is our baby. If Ian and I were to have a baby, this is our baby.’

Paul was also cast to portray the character of James T. Kirk in season two of the Paramount+ series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. 

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

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