These past few months, we kept hearing that Nina Dobrev was upset at Nikki Reed’s presence on The Vampire Diaries set, largely because Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed would rub their relationship in everyone’s faces. Considering that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder used to date, it’s not shocking to see why Nina wouldn’t be that happy about seeing her ex-boyfriend hook up with his new girlfriend all the time. We’d also heard that Nina was issuing ultimatums to keep Nikki Reed away from the set, whether out of jealousy, distraction, or pure professionalism.
However, we’re now hearing something different – apparently, Nikki has been staying away from the Vampire Diaries set voluntarily, not out forced requirements from Ian’s co-stars. It’s possible that she just doesn’t want to cause any problems, and it’s also possible that she’s insecure about Ian spending time with Nina. Some people react to this by coming and staying on set 24/7, and some people prefer to avoid the whole situation and stay away altogether.
Plus, Nikki Reed’s gone through this media craziness once before, with the Twilight Saga. Sure, she wasn’t a center of the media obsession, but she did used to hook up with Robert Pattinson while filming the second movie. Unfortunately, Rob dumped Nikki for Kristen Stewart, but Nikki kept her head down and stayed professional – even though she was no longer BFFs with Kristen after that [ever notice that coincidental timing?]. Anyway, Nikki probably knows what that feels like, and I think we should give her credit for maintaining her professionalism, even if she did get involved in yet another media-manufactured, messy love triangle.