This time last year Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were happily at work on the set of The Vampire Diaries and then heading home to their love nest as their long days wrapped up. Things have obviously changed and what was thought to be an amicable split earlier this year has in actuality turned pretty messy.
It seems that Ian hooked up with someone else and that caused Nina to pulled the plug on their nearly three year relationship. CW producers wanted them to keep it quiet but by May Nina could no longer go through the motions and pretend that all was well. Instead she confirmed the split which paved the way for Ian to step out with a bunch of random, one-time bimbos on his arm while Nina hung with family and her best gal pals.
When Ian and Nina reunited for the CW Upfronts it was messy and Vampire Diaries producers now realize this season could be a hot mess of hostility and set side tension if they don’t do something to mix things up. Before axing either Ian or Nina they have instead decided to bring in three new characters to take up some onscreen time. Three new actors to bring their own spark to the work environment and their own personality to the well-established show.
It’s likely to be win/win for all sides. If Ian and Nina can manage to work together and get along then everything will be fine. If not and one of the new characters really catches fire then it’ll make it easier to usher out either Ian or Nina in order to have peace on set. It has also been rumored that Ian might be gearing up to move on anyway. He’s hugely popular and clearly has his sights set on film roles in the future. Will this be his final season with TVD? Will Ian and Nina get along at work well enough to remain with the show? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!