The premiere of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries has finally arrived! Ian Somerhalder isn’t shy when it comes to using the memory of his relationship with Nina Dobrev and his love for her character, Elena, on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ to promote season 7 of TVD. Ian talked about Delena and the fans of his former relationship with Elena, invoking the memory of his off-screen romance with Dobrev, sending a message to fans that Elena will always be in his heart… and so will Nina Dobrev?
Ian spoke with E! assuring fans that his character, Damon, will be ok. Somerhalder wasn’t shy in saying, “All I can say about that is that they were great characters separate, they were great characters together, and they remain great characters separated.”
It seems like a parallel of his real life relationship with Nina Dobrev that ended after Ian pushed Nina to settle down, get married, and have kids. Ian and Nina split, and Somerhalder quickly married Dobrev’s friend, Nikki Reed. Now, Ian is reportedly pushing Nikki towards having kids, but Reed is clearly focused on her career.
Perhaps that is why Ian is allegedly toying with the idea of leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ but we all know Ian won’t leave TVD unless he is fired or gets a major deal. So, Ian continued to assure fans, “Damon is still here and he’s still evolving and he’s still having a blast and he’s still saying super-smarmy, ridiculously overly confident, very wildly embarrassing and degrading things and he will continue to do that, but with a little love for Elena in his heart.”
Ian Somerhalder didn’t let the subject go there. The TVD star continued explaining, “It’s not so great for a relationship. I would not recommend it.” Ian followed his jest with another assertion Elena and Nina Dobreve are still a factor in the show. “Obviously she is in his heart and he is going to have a very tough time understanding how to go on, but that’s what drama’s for.”
What do you think of Ian Somerhalder’s thoughts on Damon and Elena? Is Ian secretly hoping Nina Dobrev will return to ‘The Vampire Diaries’ despite the fact Nina Dobrev has squashed any hope for the return of Elena? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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