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The approaching series finale of will truly mark the end of a era, but it's not the only era that stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder plan on ending. While the two publicly dated, their eventual breakup in 2013 left many fans speculating that there was bad blood between the pair. Moreover, when Ian married Nikki Reed — another adored vampire actress who starred in the Twilight films — rumors of a rivalry between the respective vampires began to surface, and stuck around until this week.

However, Mrs. Somerhalder herself took to Instagram to post an adorable pic of herself, Ian and Nina together. And while this picture truly does tell a thousand words, that didn't stop Nikki from writing a long, inspirational message, shaming the media for the encouragement of hate between women while stressing the importance of ending these baseless rumors.

In her message she told us that she wants to "put an end to all those fake stories and on-set jealousy" and that its their "moral responsibility to fix that." The lengthy message is, of course, referring to the supposed rumors that these two hated each other.

However, Nikki wasn't the only one sharing the love, as also took to Instagram, posting a snap of the three of them together commenting on how good it was to catch up with the Somereeds.

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End Of An Era

Starring on The Vampire Diaries together since 2009, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder began dating in 2010. "Nian" became a social media phenomenon, with the world talking about them until their eventual breakup in 2013. Furthermore, when Dobrev left the show after six seasons — despite reports initially claiming that she was contracted for seven — rumors began to circulate that things had got so bad between them that they could no longer work together.

Damon and Elena were one of 'The Vampire Diaries' main couples. [Credit: The CW]
Damon and Elena were one of 'The Vampire Diaries' main couples. [Credit: The CW]

When Ian married in 2015, media outlets were quick to speculate that there was an ongoing rivalry between his wife and former girlfriend. Furthermore, many thought that Dobrev's return to The Vampire Diaries for its final episode would be an incredibly awkward time for the former couple. However, both Dobrev and Reed used the fan-favorite series' impending end as an opportunity to finally kill those unsubstantiated rumors once and for all by posting these truly great images, letting us all know that we shouldn't be so quick to encourage hate between strong women.

But the saga wouldn't be closed until the man himself got involved — which he did, in truly inspiring fashion. Following in the footsteps of these two awesome ladies, Somerhalder also took to Instagram, reposting Nikki's image, with an accompanying caption that puts the rumors to rest. In his post, states:

Chilling with these two... After years of websites pretending these two badass ladies knew each other well and baseless, false information of back stabbing and hatred from low-brow websites filled the minds and hearts of fans... They finally were able to get together for their first real dinner. Let's stop spreading hate everyone, there's already too much of that right now in our world. Join in on the love. Only love here- always has been always will be. Media companies preying on the passion from vulnerable and or impressionable minds of fans to sell advertising through click-though traffic is a disease in our society. It's poisonous.

Let's finish this series with respect and kindness and continue that in our lives. I think it's time. What do think?

It's pretty amazing that Nina, Nikki and Ian have used the end of to inspire positivity in us all. Moreover, it's also really cool to see the two women finally putting an end to the baseless rumors, and it reminds us that we can never truly assume to know what is going on behind the scenes. And as fans, we can look at their amazing posts as the final nail in the coffin of these rivalry rumors. Go ladies!

Are you happy to see Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev united as one? Let us know in the comments below!


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