Fans of The CW's The Vampire Diaries have long been lamenting Nina Dobrev leaving the show and saying goodbye to Elena Gilbert. While there has been some speculation that she is leaving the show due to her ex and co-star Ian Somerhalder marrying Nikki Reed, Dobrev is here to shut those rumors down.
Dobrev told E! News in an interview that she harbors no ill will towards Somerhalder or his bride, and in no way did their wedding affect her decision to leave The Vampire Diaries. To hear the actress' comments, watch her interview below:
I've said this before, that we didn't break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn't love or friendship. I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he's great and I care about him. And that didn't change. Yes, we're professional and that's fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now.
It's great to hear that they appear to have ended things amicably and that neither of them let their personal lives affect their professional choices.
From what I gather, Dobrev is just moving on with her career. She has been playing Elena since 2009, after all. It might be time for a change of scenery, no matter how painful it will be to see her go.
Similarly, it looks as if the union between Somerhalder and Reed is off to a fantastic start! The pair is back on American soil, but they're already reminiscing about their magical honeymoon.
Feet back on US soil aka... New York City. Dreaming of the Costa Rica rainforest. Thank you to this beautiful country: it's land and its people. Thank you to this beautiful woman who makes every day a dream come true. Pura Vida
Congratulations to all three of you guys!