Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’ separation was on good terms, and they “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started,” an insider told Us Weekly.
The reasons of their separation are yet unknown. No rep for the couple has made any statement.
In an interview with Teen Vogue magazine in 2011, Nina answered rumors regarding the status of her relationship with co-star Ian Somerhalder: “We expected the rumors. Like, if I wasn’t dating Ian, I’d be dating Paul. A lot of people who work together end up dating, so it wouldn’t be unusual, but I’ve never dated anyone I’ve worked with.”
Then in 2012, in an interview with Seventeen, Nina declared about dating Ian: “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later…it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars—my goal on the show was to be professional. 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.”
On May 16 the season finale of “The Vampire Diaries” will be aired.