Recently, Nina revealed that she only wanted Elena Gilbert’s journey to last six seasons on ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that her ex, Ian Somerhalder, is the real reason she quit the series. Find out all the details here!
Fans were totally shocked when Nina Dobrev, 26, announced that she’ll be leaving The Vampire Diaries at the end of its current season. The actress said she had always known that she only wanted to stay on the series for six seasons, but fans couldn’t help but wonder if her failed relationship with co-star Ian Somerhalder, 36, had anything to do with her decision to quit. Well, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that it did. Nina felt like it was “too awkward” to continue working with him, following their breakup.
Nina Dobrev Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Reason — Ian Somerhalder Is To Blame
“The reason Nina quit The Vampire Diaries is because she finds it too awkward to be on set with Ian now that they’ve split. She’s known since June that she was going to quit the show and that the 6th season would be her last. Especially when Nikki [Reed] and Ian got engaged in December — that solidified her decision. It’s not about Nina pursuing bigger roles. It’s just because she can’t stand to work on set with Ian every day,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
UPDATE: THIS IS NOT TRUE AS HER CO-STAR (Michael Malarkey) has said the truth read below:
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Nikki said “she wears the ring on her right hand because they want to keep it quiet now.”
Sparkling: Nikki has been wearing two diamond bands on her right ring finger for the past month
Engagement and wedding rings are traditionally worn on the left hand in the USA. The 26-year-old, who lives with Ian, has been wearing two diamond bands on her right ring finger for the past month.
A representative for Somerhalder declined to comment to MailOnline. Reed’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.
In Touch’s source also alleged that the may be planning to tie the knot this summer. ‘They mentioned a June [wedding] date,’ the insider claimed to the magazine. ‘They’re really excited.’
TMZ revealed earlier this month that Nikki’s divorce from Paul McDonald had been finalized.
The actress announced in March that they were separated and had been living apart for six months, and filed for divorce in May.
Nikki married the American Idol alum in October 2011 after meeting him seven months earlier.
The stunning brunette began dating 36-year-old Ian in July, over a year after he split from co-star and girlfriend of three years Nina Dobrev.