It looks like 2012 will be a major year for Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries.
The CW hit has already cast Persia White as this witch's estranged mother; and now Robert Ri'chard has landed the role of Jamie, a potentially recurring love interest for Jeremy's scorned ex.
The actor - whose credits include Veronica Mars and Meet the Browns - will debut on the 12th episode of this season, which also features the first appearance by Bonnie's mom. Coincidence? No, reports E! New.
Look for these characters to have a close connection.