Nina Dobrev: Did Ian Somerhalder’s Engagement Make Her Leave ‘TVD’?
Everyone wants to know why Nina would make such a sudden departure from her role as Elena Gilbert on TVD, and many have speculated that the awkwardness between her and her ex, Ian, may have been the reason. But, as always, HollywoodLife.com has uncovered the truth behind the rumors!
“The Ian and Nikki relationship caused strain,” a source close to the actress told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But Nina was just bored and wanted to start making movies before she gets to old and misses that window.”
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Phew. It’s great to hear that Nina didn’t use her former relationship with Ian as a cop out! In fact, our source went on to share that their relationship transformed into something more “professional” over time.
“There were no tears between her and Ian at all,” the source shared. “Things have been different since the breakup and now the engagement but they are professional and have made sure that didn’t mess up.”
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you happy to hear that Nina and Ian’s awkward relationship didn’t cause her departure from the show? Do you think they will remain friends now that she’s decided to leave? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox, with reporting by Russ Weakland