“The Vampire Diaries” stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have officially ended their relationship according to US Weekly. The television (and life) co-stars broke up after dating for the past three years. n insider told the site that the breakup wouldn’t stop them from working together on the CW hit drama as they would “remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.”
Ian Somerhalder recently posted a cryptic tweet to his Twitter account on the day that the split with Nina Dobrev was rumored to have happened. On Thursday, May 9th, he posted to his 4 million followers,
“A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984).”
Even though the duo mostly kept their relationship private, officially announced they were dating back in 2011. In an interview with Seventeen magazine in September 2012, Dobrev opened up about her relationship with the 34-year-old actor for the first time.
“I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars -my goal on the show was to be professional,” she said at that time. “But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long -which I did for a really, really long time.”
“The Vampire Diaries” will return for its fifth season next February and both stars will reportedly reprise their roles as Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore.
What do you think of the split between Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev? Were you surprised or did you think it was going to happen eventually? What do you think this will mean for their onscreen relationship?