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'Vampire Diaries' exclusive: Damon heads to Cougar Town!

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Melinda Clarke’s upcoming Vampire Diaries arc just got a whole lot juicier.

Executive producer Kevin Williamson tells me that Matt’s trashtastic mother, Kelly, will blow into Mystic Falls and waste no time digging her cougar claws into Ian Somerhalder’s Damon.

“If I didn’t have Kelly and Damon hook up there would be no God,” declares Williamson with a laugh. “What’s the point of doing TV if you’re not going to put those two characters together? That’s going to be a fun relationship to explore.”

Of course, Williamson points out that Kelly Donovan has more to offer than a reputation as a bad mom and a healthy appetite for vampire sex. Clarke’s character also shares a rich history with the town’s adult population. “We’ll reveal that she was friends with Sheriff [Elizabeth] and Elena’s mother,” he says. “The three of them were really tight friends back in the day. Sheriff and Kelly, in particular, have ongoing issues to deal with.”

DVR alert: Clarke’s Vampire Diaries debut is slated for not soon enough March 25.

What do you think? Agree with Williamson that Damon and Kelly make a heavenly couple? Sound off below!

Photo Illustration credit: Somerhalder: Bob Mahoney/The CW; Clarke: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos

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