It’s a sad day for Nian fans.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have ended their relationship after more than three years of dating.
The Vampire Diaries stars who first took their romance public in 2011, are “consummate professionals,” an insider said, “and will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.”
It is unknown why the couple split, but Ian sent out a cryptic tweet on May 9 that might have hinted at the break-up writing, “A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other.”
Last fall, Nina opened up to Seventeen magazine about dating her co-star.
“I didn’t want to be dating one of my co-stars,” she admitted. ”My goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”
The Vampire Diaries is currently in its fourth season on the CW. In February, the network renewed the popular show a for a fifth season. Filming will begin later this year; in the meantime, Nina will be spending the summer shooting the Fox movie Let’s Be Cops.