Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have reportedly called it a day after three years together.
Nina (24) and Ian (34) currently star together in hit CW series, The Vampire Diaries, in which they play Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore, respectively.
As we reported last week, there has recently been a lot of speculation surrounding the couple’s relationship, with sources claiming it has been a tad strained due to Ian’s travelling, forcing the pair to spend long bouts apart from each other.
When he returned to New York a few weeks ago, it is said the pair didn’t even get time to catch up with each other before Ian jetted off again, so they’ve spent the best part of a month apart from each other.
However, today it has been reported that the strain has turned into a split and the pair have called it a day. Although, it is said they will remain “best friends” and continue with their professional relationship.
A source said: “[Nina and Ian are] consummate professionals [and] will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.”
The pair have also promised that the relationship break-up will not affect their on-screen relationship.
In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Nina admitted: “Sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long. I didn’t want to be dating one of my co-stars – my goal on the show was to be professional”.
Nina and Ian have not yet personally commented on the situation, but it shouldn’t be long before they do. We’ll keep you updated on the developments.
Meanwhile, Somerhalder has recently headed back to work, in which he has been linked with playing the lead role in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
He tweeted: “bye-bye beautiful Barcelona- back to LA to break down the new movie with the one and only Ivana Chubbuck (my acting coach and guru)”
We’re just going to go and weep in a corner…
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