Beware! The Vampire Diaries spoilers ahead! If you haven't seen the latest episodes you should stop reading now.
So, it finally happened, Elena and Damon are now a thing of the past. Delena is no more — despite recently winning E! Online's Best TV Couple of All Time Award...
However, one has to wonder whether their split was originally devised in the story, or whether is was purely the result of the end of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's real relationship? It would certainly have been awkward to continue a steamy on-screen relationship as a separated real life couple, don't you think?
Of course, the irony of all this is that apparently Ian and Nina are as close as they've been since they split up, with some gossip sites even suggesting the two may rekindle their love.
What do you think? Was the decision to split up Damon and Elena purely as a result of Ian and Nina's split? Let me know what you think below.