Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed only started dating a few months ago, but the couple is apparently moving at bullet speed because there’s already engagement talk. Sources close to Ian claim that he and Nikki are planning to get married soon, which won’t make things too awkward on the set of The Vampire Diaries or anything. Just Ian, his new fiance, and his ex-girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, all hanging out, pretending to be BFFs while secretly muttering curse words at each other.
In fact, our sources say that the tension on set has already ramped up since Ian and Nikki started dating, and it only got worse as he continued bringing her to set. Granted, it was never as happy-go-lucky as it used to be after Ian and Nina broke up, but things definitely took a turn for the worse after Ian started making puppy eyes at Nikki. And now, with Ian’s impending engagement, I can’t imagine things will get any better.
Considering that this is probably the last season that most of the cast is contracted to – not to mention Ian’s hints that this could be the final season of the show anyway – I don’t think Ian and Nina will have to put up with each other for too long.
But even if Ian stays and signs on for another few seasons [which is possible since his movie career hasn’t really taken off], Nina is reportedly determined to leave the show after the sixth season. For one, she simply doesn’t want to deal with her ex-boyfriend anymore, especially not when he keeps flaunting his new relationship in her face. And for another, she actually has a shot at developing a legit movie career, something that Ian already tried [and failed].
Image credit to FameFlynet Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed