Nina Dobrev announced her departure from “The Vampire Diaries” and she's reflecting on her relationship with her “TVD” costar and ex-boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder.
Nina and Ian broke up in 2013 after dating for three years, but they continued their onscreen romance on “TVD” and had all the signs of a professional and healthy relationship post-split. Nevertheless, some fans couldn’t help but speculate that Nina’s choice to leave “TVD” was partially fueled by Ian’s recent marriage to Nikki Reed.
Confronted with those rumors in an interview with E! News, Nina gave a typically classy answer, assuring us there’s no bad blood between she and her ex.
“I’ve said this before, that we didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t love or friendship,” Nina said.
“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.”
Nina also insisted she couldn’t be happier for Ian and his new wife, who tied the knot in April.
“When I heard about the wedding, I thought it was beautiful. They look happy and I am happy and so I don’t see why there should be a problem with that,” she said.
“The drama is in the media, it’s not with us. But of course, we’re on a teen drama show, everyone’s going to look for drama. If there’s no drama, there’s nothing to write about. I just ignore it.”