Fans wasted no time speculating that The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev decided to leave the series because her onscreen boyfriend/offscreen ex had moved on, but the actress has now opened up about the breakup and is addressing the rumors head on.
For the first time since Ian’s April wedding to Twilight star Nikki Reed, Nina is breaking her silence on all those rumors that her breakup with Ian was behind her decision to leave TVD in an exclusive sit-down interview with E! News‘ Maria Menounos.
“I’ve said this before, that we didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t love or friendship,” Nina told Menounos. “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 addressed Ian and Nikki’s recent nuptials, saying, “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. 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.”
Our only comment is if the breakup were the reason for Nina’s leaving, would she actually admit it to the press?
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