Sad news for The Vampire Diaries fans! It looks like all those rumors of an Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev split are true after all. And so another Hollywood golden couple bites the dust. This should make working together on the set of Vampire Diaries season 5 really fun, right?
According to a report by Us Weekly this morning, later confirmed by People and In Touch, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have officially broken up after three years together. Honestly though, it’s not like everyone didn’t see this coming. Rumors of trouble in Ian and Nina’s relationship have been the constant source of tabloid fodder for months.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who play Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries, have barely spent any time together lately, other than rushing their cat to the vet last month. When they have been spotted out and about lately, they’ve seemed to make a point out of holding hands and smiling for the camera — without really looking quite so lovey-dovey as they used to. Both of them seem to be jaunting about all over the world and walking red carpets at major events… separately.
Nina’s rep denied split rumors back in March, but it seems the writing was already on the wall.
Honestly though, is anyone truly surprised at the breakup? They are both young, gorgeous and probably not quite ready to settle down with a life partner yet. Add on the stress of constantly having to be on set together, doing press junkets together all the time, and having your relationship be the object of couple worship by millions of fans — well, it just has to wear on even the strongest romance pretty hard.