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Michael Trevino Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Julie Plec Confirms His Exit

Mon, April 6, 2015 10:10pm EDT by 7 Comments

Cry us a river! Not only is Nina Dobrev leaving ‘TVD’ but Michael Trevino, who has played Tyler Lockwood since season one, is also saying farewell to the show, series creator Julie Plec confirmed.

Are you ready to say goodbye to The Vampire Diaries’ hottest werewolf? Michael Trevino30, is bidding his days as the brooding Tyler Lockwood goodbye, show creator Julie Plec confirmed in a statement on April 6. See what she said here.

Michael Trevino Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Series Creator Confirms Exit

We know, we’re just as sad as you are that we won’t have Michael’s amazing abs to look at every week! Julie announced Michael’s departure in a statement to

Michael [Trevino] has been a beloved member of the Vampire Diaries family since day one. Even though he’s also going to be out in the world exploring new opportunities, we look forward to finding creative ways to make sure he and his character Tyler Lockwood always remain a part of the show.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Will Be Just Fine Without Nina Dobrev & Elena Gilbert

Tyler had become one of the most dynamic characters of the show so it will definitely be hard to say goodbye. However, like Julie says, we will always remember him as a key part of the show and essential to how many of the TVD characters played out in the end.

Though Michael has yet to speak out since news of his departure, Nina Dobrev, 26, did not hold back. The star of the show shared a very emotional message on her Instagram along with a pic of her hugging Julie.

“I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party,” Nina said of her weekend-getaway with her TVD family. “I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.” You can see the rest of her tear-jerking statement here!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you upset Michael is leaving TVD? Who are you more upset about leaving, Nina or Michael? Tell us below!

— Julianne Ishler