The status of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev’s 18 month relationship has been speculated on all week. These two haven’t been seen together in a few weeks and their usually linked tweets have disappeared as well. Ian spent time at SXSW while Nina visited with her aunt. Then last weekend Nina was spotted cheering up Julianne Hough hot on the heels of her split from Ryan Seacrest. Still though, no sightings of Ian and Nina.
In the past the couple has opted to be notoriously private and it took over a year of dating before either of them even confirmed to the press that they were indeed a couple. So it’s possible that they were beginning to feel as though their space was being invaded and so they’ve decided to take their romance off the public radar once again. However here at CDL we’re hearing rumblings that real trouble could be swirling. Ian teased earlier this week on Watch What Happens Live, about the possibility of playing Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. We’re now hearing that the actor may indeed have already been cast in a super hush-hush decision and that the reality of what that role entails has cost him his relationship with Nina.
I guess it’s easy to wish for your boyfriend to succeed but it’s a whole lot harder to know that his success is hinged on exploring the BDSM underworld in numerous filmed sex scenes with a hot young actress that is maybe Emma Watson and maybe not. The reality of that scenario is a bit more than Nina can handle and so rather than wait until he begins filming down the road, she pulled the plug on the relationship now.
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