Entertainment Sports Nina Dobrev Celebrates 'Greatest Boyfriend of All Time' Shaun White After Pro Snowboarding Retirement Shaun White retired from competitive snowboarding with a fourth-place halfpipe finish at the Olympics on Thursday By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 11, 2022 07:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Nina Dobrev/Instagram Nina Dobrev is "in awe" of her boyfriend Shaun White following his retirement from professional snowboarding on Thursday. On Friday, the Vampire Diaries alum, 33, shared a series of images on Instagram in honor of White's career including photos of the three-time gold medalist's final run at the Olympics. "I couldn't be more proud. Of everything you have accomplished over the last 20 years as a competitor and the man you have become," she captioned the photos. "You are one of a kind." Nina Dobrev/Instagram Shaun White Tears Up After Final Pro Snowboarding Run: This Sport's Been 'the Love of My Life' She added, "Today we are celebrating you. Your hard work. Your passion. Your determination. Your talent. Your fearlessness. Your courage. Your soul. Your heart. YOUR LEGACY." Dobrev shared that it was the "beginning" of a new chapter for the athlete, 35, who placed fourth in his final halfpipe competition on Thursday night. She concluded the post with a sweet message for White who previously announced he wouldn't pursue a return to the Olympics in 2026 and confirmed last week he would no longer be snowboarding professionally. Nina Dobrev Raves About Boyfriend Shaun White Ahead of Olympics: 'I'm So Proud of Him' "You will forever be the G.O.A.T. of snowboarding," she shared. "Not to mention you are also the G.(B).O.A.T. = Greatest Boyfriend Of All Time 😉 @shaunwhite" Throughout the Olympics, Dobrev has been showing her support to her boyfriend and Team USA on social media. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. White teared up while speaking with NBC on Thursday after placing fourth in his halfpipe competition with Japan's Ayumu Hirano earning a gold medal, Australian Scotty James winning silver and Switzerland's Jan Scherrer taking bronze. "I wanted more today, but I'll take what I can get," he admitted. "I'm proud. I've spent my life [competing]." "A lot of emotions hitting me right now. There's the cheer of the crowd and some kind words from my fellow competitors at the bottom," White continued. "I'm so happy." Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Shaun White Confirms His Retirement, Says Beijing Winter Olympics Will Be His Final Competition White placed fourth with a best score of 85.00. The score came in his second run, and White was unable to improve upon it, falling in his third and final attempt. After his last run, White was visibly emotional and he appeared to say "that's it" as the cameras rolled. To learn more about Team USA, visit TeamUSA.org. Watch the Winter Olympics, now, and the Paralympics, beginning March 4, on NBC.