Nina Dobrev’s return to The Vampire Diaries in Season 8 is reportedly driving Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed crazy.
Fans can’t wait to learn if Elena will be reunited with Damon on the show’s final season, and the burning question is only making things worse for Somerhalder. How is Reed handling the situation?
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Somerhalder has been obsessing about Dobrev’s return next season. Somerhalder’s inability to drop the subject has reportedly driven a wedge between him and Reed.
Rumors of Dobrev’s return kicked into high gear after the Season 7 finale, which featured a voice over from Dobrev.
Then, after Julie Plec confirmed that the series would end next season, most fans anticipated that Dobrev would return for one final appearance.
To make matters even more complicated, Plec revealed during Comic-Con that she and Dobrev had secretly made a pact that she would make it back for the show’s finale. In response, Somerhalder looked shocked that Plec and Dobrev would make such an agreement and was dismissive about the possibility of her return.
Of course, neither Plec nor Dobrev have confirmed her involvement in Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries. Instead, fans have been left to guess about whether or not Dobrev will reprise her role as Elena. Apparently, producers are also keeping Somerhalder out of the loop.
That being said, the Inquisitr has previously reported that Dobrev’s return has been confirmed via her IMDb page. The actresses’ page includes a credit for starring in Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries, though it only shows her participating in one installment.
How did Ian Somerhalder react to the news? Although the actor has not officially commented on the matter, there is a good chance that he doesn’t want to work with Dobrev once again.
After all, the pair dated for a number of years before calling it quits back in 2013. Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries shortly after the split. Since their split, Somerhalder married Reed and has been looking forward to spending more time with her after The Vampire Diaries ends.
For her part, reports indicate that Reed isn’t thrilled about the idea of her husband reigniting his on-screen romance with Dobrev, especially given their romantic past.
Furthermore, Somerhalder’s marriage has come under intense scrutiny these past few months. If Dobrev really is making a return to The Vampire Diaries, then Somerhalder’s relationship woes might take another hit.
Despite all the rumors surrounding Dobrev’s return, Gossip Cop is reporting that Somerhalder could care less about working with her on the show. In fact, an inside source told the outlet that the Vampire Diaries star is not obsessing about Dobrev’s return and that his marriage with Reed is still going strong.
Indeed, Somerhalder and Reed’s romance appears hotter than ever. According to Hollywood Life, the couple recently shared a picture on Instagram that features them locked in a hot and heavy kiss.
“Brother @ernestoriley thanks for snapping this sweet photo of me and my better half. I am the luckiest man on earth. Literally,” Somerhalder wrote alongside the image.
Meanwhile, Reed recently sat down for an interview with E! News and was asked about her plans to start a family with Somerhalder.
“I’m sure that’s in the cards,” she admitted.
Somerhalder and Reed exchanged vows back in April of 2015 and have managed to keep their relationship strong despite their busy work schedules. For now, it doesn’t look like Somerhalder is too bothered by the idea of Dobrev returning to The Vampire Diaries.
Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries is scheduled to return to The CW on Oct. 21. Production for the final season is currently underway.
Tell us! Are you excited to see Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev reunite on The Vampire Diaries? Let us know in the comments, and check out some funny bloopers of the former lovers in the clip below.
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