Jenna Sommers is the sister of Elena's late mother on The Vampire Diaries. She's been left as the guardian of Jeremy and Elena, but is scarcely more mature than her nephew and her niece.

Jenna does try, though. She's learning to be a mom as she goes, often getting involved with the wrong men. She dates Alaric Saltzman, but the relationship becomes complicated as he tries to keep her safe by not telling her about the supernatural events.

She finds out about everything, and still is not saved. Klaus turns her into a vampire and kills her during his sacrifice in attempting to break the curse.

Jenna Sommers Quotes

He needs to have more fun. Lose some of that emo thing.

Jenna [on Jeremy]

Stefan: Elena and I are taking a pause.
Jenna: That's not what it sounded like this morning.

Vampire Diaries Quotes

Elena: I wanna remember.
Damon: Well you're a day late and a dollar short honey.
Elena: I mean I wanna try. Knowing there is this whole piece of my life missing it's driving me crazy, ok? So I have to at least try to get it back.

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.