Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are reportedly set to reunite on The Vampire Diaries very soon. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ian recently announced that Season 8 of the hit CW series is going to be its last, and fans are convinced that Nina will return for the finale.
According to Hollywood Life, sources claim that Nina Dobrev will definitely return to The Vampire Diaries as Elena Gilbert to tie up loose ends in the story line, and she’ll have to reunite with her ex-boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder to do it. Although Ian and Nina’s relationship ended after more than two years of dating, their characters, Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore, are still very much in love.
While fans may be ecstatic about Ian and Nina’s on-screen reunion, there is one person who allegedly isn’t very happy about it. Somerhalder’s wife, Nikki Reed, is rumored to be furious about the idea that Dobrev will be returning to the show, and sharing screen time with her husband yet again.
Many Vampire Diaries fans know that after Dobrev and Somerhalder’s split, the couple tried to remain friends. It seemed to be working until Ian began dating Nina’s former friend, Nikki Reed. Nikki started hanging out on set and allegedly causing drama for the cast, which, along with the fact that Dobrev wanted to move on to greener pastures, led Nina to leave the show after Season 6.
Since Nina left The Vampire Diaries a lot has changed. Ian and Nikki are now married, and celebrating their first anniversary this month. The show has also taken a hit in the ratings, and was moved to the dreaded Friday night spot in the lineup by The CW. All of this could be a big reason why the show is reportedly ending its run after next season, and why they need Nina back to help them.
While rumors are flying that Nikki Reed isn’t happy about the upcoming reunion between Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, a source close to the actress told Hollywood Life she’s fine with it.
“Nikki and Ian are so in love. There’s nothing he could possibly do to upset her. The idea of Ian and Nina reuniting on-screen for The Vampire Diaries doesn’t bother her one bit. She has no issues with this whatsoever. Nikki and Ian are celebrating their one year anniversary on April 26, and that’s what she’s most looking forward to for the time being.”
While there has been no official announcement from the network about Season 8 being the last for The Vampire Diaries, or Nina returning to the show, fans are hopeful that Dobrev has enough love and respect for the series and its fans that she will come back to finish out the story line.
Currently, Nina’s character, Elena Gilbert, is in a suspended sleep state that is linked to the life of her best friend, Bonnie. As long as Bonnie is alive, Elena will stay asleep in her coffin. However, Actress Kat Graham, who plays Bonnie on the show, has revealed she wants to leave the series and could eventually be killed off, which would easily make the way for Nina Dobrev to return as Elena.
Vampire Diaries fans can only see the show ending one way, and that is with Damon and Elena reuniting and living their lives out together, as well as Damon and his brother, Stefan, finally make peace after so many years of torment.
So, whether Nikki Reed likes it or not, the fans want an Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev reunion, and are likely to get one in Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries.
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