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Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Split

Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Split

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have gone their separate ways in their relationship, sources confirm to

The 24-year-old actress and 34-year-old actor currently co-star on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries as Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore, respectively.

Ian and Nina are “consummate professionals,” and “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started,” a source told Us Weekly about the break-up.

The Vampire Diaries season finale airs on May 16.

ARE YOU SAD that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have split up???

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  • Pauline

    no I’m not sad , I’ve never thought they looked great together , I mean in real life .. Though I love them on-screen .
    Plus they have a gap of 10 years which is huuuge .

  • Strange

    Part of me is sad but the age gap with them is a big deal . I thought they were cute together . Hope they can remain civil despite their breakup they do work .

  • http://k_mysechka Marina

    I am very upset I liked how they look together

  • sara

    if they did break up thats kinda sad. i mean i never watched vampire diaries or anything but they have been together for a long time.

  • yepp

    thank you! i don’t like him, i don’t like her and i don’t like both together.
    paul wesley is a much better actor and much more professional. he needs much more attention than this two … in my opinion

  • Claire

    It’s sad. But she seems a little too superficial for him. She’s all about career and fashion and he’s deeper. He would be more suited to Sophia Bush.

  • Elisa

    I liked them together.. I thought they were gonna make it :(
    Anyway, I still love them both!

  • CearaB

    It was just a matter of time, but I did think they would last a little longer.

  • loulou

    He’s ugly and annoying, she can do waaaaay much better.

  • CC

    UGH. Here comes the usual bitter PW fans. Jesus.

  • kel

    Thought they looked good together, ah well.

  • JJ The Expat

    I can’t say I’m shocked. The age difference between them is huge and she did turn down his marriage proposal a few years back stating that she was too young to be thinking about marriage. On the other hand, Ian isn’t in his 20s and he needs to find someone that wants to commit long term. She has her whole youth ahead of her. I hope this means that her character on VD will go back to Stefan. The reason the writers broke Stefan and Elena up was because of Ian’s reported discomfort with Nina and Paul’s intimate scenes so when the storyline changed they made Elena fall for Damon (albeit because of the sire bond). I just hope the show doesn’t suffer as a result of this. There are too many cases in TV history where dating co-stars have caused the end to a relationship. The O.C. for example.

  • Melissa‚ô•

    How are we going to sit here and believe it? I mean US weekly is the same magazine that asked them what they loved about the cast members and only published what ian and nina loved about each other rather than what things they loved about the cast. Magazines are NOTORIOUS for twisting and manipulating words in their benefit so the story sells. Until you see either one of them doing couply things with someone else or have couply pictures with someone else. It is just a load of BS

  • Zoe

    Ian deserves someone better than Nina! She is a selfish b****!

  • http://totesdellax della

    um, age is just a number. I can’t believe you guys are judging them of age. I thought they were great together and I’m pretty sad that they broke up but owell.

  • blue.ocean

    I’m sorry but it is their life, I hope they are happy.. I must say though that if it were true that Ian has another girl for a while I would be sorry, only 15 days ago called Nina “my girl” in front of the fans. I’d hate to think were a mockery of his words. I hope the rest do not have problems at work, they have to work together much more

  • Bea

    People should respect their relationship. It’s rude and shallow to invade privacy of others. I hope USweekly, Just Jared and all the other stuff would be sensitive enough to at least show some respect.

  • Nichole

    I loved them together!!!!!! One of the reasons I loved the vampire diaries was because they were together!!:((

  • Emma

    @CC: You have to stop with your constant BULLYING! “Delena’s” have ruined this once great show for every single fan of this show. Your constant pressure for Ian and Nina to date, constant whining when the CHARACTER Nina plays would look at the other ACTOR’S on the show you have RUINED THIS SHOW! TVD’s had a lot of fans who loved ALL the characters. But, whenever anyone says or said anything about Nina and Ian’s CHARACTERS you would call them Stelena’s. You guys put so much pressure on Nina and Ian they had to ACT like they were together, just to satisfy you “Delena’s”. Even they’ve had enough of pretending. Ian is very much involved in his foundation and Nina is on her way to becoming an actor on the big screen. TVD’s is going to be back for season 5 but pretty sure YOU Delena bully’s have made it impossible for people to enjoy this show anymore. Their probably won’t be a season 6 viewer’s are fed up and tired of the constant Delena’s whining when the show doesn’t show them in every scene. Yay for Nina, you go girl. Your only young once, ENJOY yourself!

  • love

    Ian met a new girlfriend very quickly. I wish him luck.
    Nina is sad. But she is young and beautiful.
    A successful career is very good but woman’s happiness is more important.
    A lot of beautiful successful Hollywood Actresses have no happiness in his personal life.
    I like Nina and I wish her happiness and joy in life.

  • i

    He is a way better actor and a more interesting person.

  • nala

    now all the girls’ excursions out make perfect sense.

  • quebec

    might be awkward on set but it can be done fine and has been done lots of times like on Dexter – and those two were married.
    also One Tree Hill- again both married.
    they’ll be fine.
    they seem like nice people.
    they’ll be friends.
    wonder what happened tho.

  • minnie

    Good luck Nina!

  • http://@lisah341 Lisa

    Well I”m not sure this is true. I mean the media is known for starting falls rumors. But if it’s true it’s quite sad. I’m a Stelena fan but that has only to do with the characters. Nevertheless I thought Nina and Ian formed a lovely couple and they look great together.
    I don’t even know if this is true but if it is I hope they stay friends and that they split on good terms. It’s true that the age gap is huge I suppose. It’s understandable that Nina being so young must not want the same things as Ian which is totally normal, she’s got her youth ahead of her. But anyway this might only be a rumor. Age being just a number maybe the gap is not a problem for them.
    I do hope, that if they are no longer together it won’t effect the show. It would be a pity. We’ll see how professional they are. After all they started out just as friends.

  • Annie

    If it is true, I am extremely sad and I hope from the deep of my heart that they can solve their problem or their misunderstanding, because they are a beautiful couple. They are great together!!

  • Ulrich

    i guess she finally got tired of his annoying sideways smile…

  • Marsha

    US is a rag mag. I will believe it when their reps release a statement to People. Untill then I’m calling BS

  • Snldiva

    @JJ The Expat: LOL! You are wrong about Stefan and Elena breaking up due to Ian’s discomfort. If you notice the show follows the actual books in a very mild manor. The books are extremely far out there which TVD does not partake in but some of the actual plots are similar. The orignial writer wanted Damon and Elena to be together however the publishing companies were not ok with that. (if you don’t believe me you may research)

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  • Snldiva

    @Emma: Wow, you can tell you are a Stelena fan. There are far more “Delena fans” than there are “Stelena fans” firstly. Secondly, perhaps the fans were getting whiney and annoyin because they wanted these 2 to have a fair shot. If you have truly watched every episode you will see the connection that was brewing between the 2 characters. As a society we crave love and perhaps fans just wanted to see the “delena love” have a chance.

  • http://True ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!

    They can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces is so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    Al Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYBODY to know that they can read minds!!! They will never admit that they can!
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

  • Suzie

    Nina must be with Julianne Hough now….. That is who she spends all of her time with. Way too much touch feely going on between those two.

  • minnie

    I think Nina can spend her time with who want!

  • Amy


    Agreed. It’s not official until their reps confirm it to People magazine.

  • People
  • Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi

    Maybe I’m the 1 who not desperate b/c of their separation. And I thnk 10 yrs gap’s smth 1 should concentrate on when he/she’s in love.

  • MsBis

    Noooooooooo!! Why! They were so perfect!!! :(

  • Elena

    I saw this coming, but very sad…

  • Whee


    Yeah, I don’t think Nina will do a good job on the big screen. I will be amazed if she does. Plus, this show sucks now. I liked it at first, but most of the actors can’t well, act.

    On a different, but related note.

    Are you guys butthurt that the haters were right. Haha.

  • Leroy

    who cares about these nobodies

  • Mona

    Kristen and Rob are outlasting SO many celebrity couples. Everyone keeps saying they are going to split up or that they are PR but the fact is they are making it work under a heck of a lot of scrutiny, much less than these tv couples. Katy Perry has met, married and divorced Russell Brand in the length Rob and Kristen have been dating. Just a little middle finger to all you Robsten bashers. LOL!

  • Cyntana

    Nina needs to grow up. She has been all about walking the red carpet, fashion and partying. She is 24! That being said there are a lot of women married with children at 24-but that’s not who she is.

    I love Ian, love what he stands for. I wish him the best!

  • dannyk

    They have been giving hints for the past few weeks eg. Nina acting like a newly single woman hanging out with gal pals (Julianne), Ian stating on his china interview it will be a long time before he will become a parent (because he has no baby momma) and the way they schedule their summer barely in the same country together.

  • Olli

    Aaaaand of course Ian’s stupid fangirls start blaming Nina and calling her names. So sexist and even worse coming from other women.

  • someone

    yeah…the comments here are only from the haters because the fans doesnt believe rummors

  • rimuyt

    message for silly fans of Ian: just because they have split not see why have to call Nina “bit..”. grow up!

  • KissThis

    I’m kind of indifferent about their split. It doesn’t affect anyone but them. I do feel like they were kind of an odd match to begin with, but in Hollywood almost everyone splits, so this doesn’t surprise me at all.

  • florence2

    Can’t say i’m suprisedas it’s been months since they have been seen together at the last sightning at the airport where they were suppoedly holding handsd she was holding Ian’s fist not hishand ike a normal coupl would.

    I’l be honest the whole sire bond crap and puting Damon/Elena together on th show has backfired on JP so much I used to love watchng th BVD but or me this seaon has been the worsttogether a amon and Elenathey just dopn’t come across as a coupl i love or even ikeing each other at times the writer’s have had o man story lines going on this season and it’s trned into a rightmess. For m they have never been beleiavable as a couple on the show friend at a push yes but anyting else no.

    And who’s to say that Ian was’nt uncomfortable with how well Paul and Nina get on and again I’ll be honest I find there scenes togethr much morebeleiavable and always have from day 1 long before Ian and Nina became a couple and long before Paul got married some tv couples just click on tv but nothing is going on with them and some don’t for me Ian an Nina have never clicked on a tv screen there’s jut something that always seems off ad especially when they triedintimate scenes it just wasn’t there.

  • sammy

    I saw this coming from a mile away… I feel it is not just the age factor but they are at different stages of their careers as well.

    On the other hand is funny that Nina is the scapegoat of this situation. Nina is young and actually has a legit chance of making it into mainstream Hollywood (she has already signed up for a new movie). She cannot do this without promoting herself. This is the entertainment industry we are talking about where you are as good as your previous legit work. She has to work hard to remove that CW tag off her back to get any kind of success.