Vampire Diaries Season 6: Ian Somerhalder Demanded Damon’s Death Over Nina Dobrev Split?

Vampire Diaries Season 6: Ian Somerhalder Demanded Damon's Death Over Nina Dobrev Split?

It’s not uncommon for actors to request an early departure from their show before their contract is up, and often times, the showrunners and producers will oblige their request rather than keep an unhappy actor on set. And honestly, Ian Somerhalder‘s situation on The Vampire Diaries seemed very much in line with this, although I doubt we’ll get confirmation either way. Since we’ll be discussing the latest developments on The Vampire Diaries, keep in mind, there are SPOILERS ahead.

So for those who have not yet caught up on the show, Ian’s character on the Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore, went kaput on the fifth season finale of the show. There’s one season left on all the principal actors’ contracts, but we’re hearing that Ian may have requested an early leave from the show – both for the sake of his burgeoning film career and the residual awkwardness from his on-again/off-again relationship with on-screen love interest, Nina Dobrev.

It’s extremely unfortunate for the show that the two embarked on a torrid on-set romance, and then proceeded to have an equally difficult breakup. Although the two tried to remain professional throughout all the awkwardness, sources close to the show’s production claim that they were never fully comfortable with each other after their split – and it shows in their scenes together. Producers didn’t want to risk jeopardizing the fandom even further, and when Ian requested that his character be killed off early, they didn’t hesitate to jump ship.

Of course, there’s also other factors involved in killing off Damon on the Vampire Diaries. First of all, he may still be making guest appearances on the next season of the show – perhaps as some entity from the beyond – so he’s not really gone. Plus, Nina reportedly turned down Ian’s advances to get back together, and that hurt his ego enough that he didn’t feel like he could do scenes with her without letting their emotional baggage get in the way. This way, everybody wins.



  • scarleth constanza

    GUYS REALLY ARE SICK, SICK WITH HATRED FOR IAN
    LEAVE HIM ALONE ,HE’S A VERY GOOD MAN

  • scarleth constanza

    YOU GUYS ARE REALLY SICK ,SICK OF HATE FOR IAN
    LEAVE HIM ALONE!! HE’S A VERY GOOD MAN.

    • Vessy

      When his fans refer to Nina as slut it is offending. She has fans too. Why do people need to be assholes?

  • Gina

    What a load of it. He wouldn’t break a contract. Ian will be back, no one will bother watching the crap otherwise. Ian and Nina broke up, so what, life goes on. They are just another statistic in Hollywood, along with 100’s of others last year. Ian will probably move on once his commitment is up next year, personally also. It’s hard when you have a bunch of disrespectful, bullying teens at you day and night. Just look at Derek Hough and Nina. The same fans she spoke to on Twitter recently were blocked by Derek for rudeness….Whoops!!

  • amy

    WTF IS THIS SHIT??? WHO EVEN READS THIS CRAP?? TBH I DIDN’T EVEN READ THIS AT ALL, BUT ALL I READ WAS THE CRAPPY TITLE!

  • alexasomerholic

    YOU WRITE ONLY SHIT!! Can’t wait for the day Nian get back together and you’ll have to eat Your crap.

  • anon

    ian has signed up for season 6 and he’ll be back. he wouldn’t stop working because of a slut.

    • Tina Castaldo

      How do you know she’s a slut I do agree they he should not have stopped his amazing role on tv’s I’m so devastated that happened he should of not been one if the ones to stay dead you better come back Mr Ian shareholder as Damon won’t be the same setting without you won’t have your charm and hot body and gorgeous smile how. Could you leave

  • Nacho Lover

    Dear Celeb Dirty Laundry,

    In the short time that I’ve known your website, all I’ve read is in accurate poop! If you wienies truly new Ian you would know what kind of respectful human bean he is, and know he takes his job seriously and has sincere love and respect for all his fans. If he were truly leaving the show he would of took to Twitter that Friday after the S5 finale aired and told his fans that he would not be coming back. He’s contracted for S6, and Julie Plec has confirmed that He will be back!
    Ian and Nina are mature adults who take their jobs very seriously, neither one of them would risk jeopardizing a hit show, or terminate their contracts because of “Awkwardness”. They are both bigger then that! May I suggest getting your facts straight before reporting on something you know nothing about!!!!

  • StarlieRae

    Ian Somerhalder Has To Stay On The Show And He Will. Who Wouldn’t Want To Be With Ian, He’s Hot As Hell. I Believe That Nina Should Just Get Back With Him, Because She Will Never Again See Or Be With A Guy As Hot As Ian Somerhalder. May Season 6 Go On Without Any Akwardness, Because They Should Just Both Happy That They Are On Set Together As A Couple, Doing What Couples Do.

  • Ashley

    You’re an idiot. She didn’t cheat on him.

  • Ad

    It’s not real you know!!…just a TV show and who gives a crap whether they’re together or not!!

  • Rinjany Khj

    I am new here,got like VD is because of DAMON the adorable beast.I don’t think this personal matter will destruct his carrier as an actor.He is a man with open minded and cheerful as well…delena can be a friend,I wish they not hatting each other.Yap,feel that Damon will return in season 6.Hi to all Delena or Nian fans,let them be… just keep on support them.

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