September 13, 2016
Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev 'Vampire Diaries' Reunion Sparks Nikki Reed Divorce Rumors

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are likely going to reunite during the eight and final season of The Vampire Diaries, and fans couldn't be happier. Although Season 8 will be the last for the CW series, viewers have been waiting for the characters of Damon and Elena to be together again since Dobrev left the series after season 6. However, there may be one person that isn't excited for the on-screen reunion, and that's Somerhalder's wife, Nikki Reed.

According to Parent Herald, Nina Dobrev's probable return to The Vampire Diaries and reunion with Ian Somerhalder is sparking some nasty rumors about the actor's marriage to Nikki Reed. The couple, who began dating shortly after Ian and Nina's split, have been married for over a year. However, the drama of the past might be coming back to haunt the couple.

When Nikki and Ian started dating it was rumored that the actress wasn't happy about all the love scenes Somerhalder and Dobrev were filming. Reports about on-set tension began to run wild, and eventually Nina Dobrev announced she was leaving the series for good. However, when the network revealed that Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries would be the final season, fans basically demanded that Nina return as Elena Gilbert to tie up the loose ends her character left behind.

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev to reunite on The Vampire Diaries Season 8?
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As many Vampire Diaries fans know, Elena exited the show by being put in a suspended sleep state. Her sleep is now linked to her best friend Bonnie's life. So, when Bonnie dies that is when Elena is expected to awaken. Unfortunately for Damon, this could take decades. If the show were to bring the character back in the final season, Bonnie would either have to die, or some sort of special magic spell would need to be cast.

While Vampire Diaries fans are hoping that Nina Dobrev will return to the show full-time in Season 8, this is very unlikely. If Dobrev does make a return to the show for the last season it will likely only be in the series finale, or is bits and pieces of Damon's memory.

It doesn't seem that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev would want to spend any more time together than possible if the tension still exists between them. Meanwhile, it wouldn't be a surprise if Nikki Reed was seen on set during the days that the two exes were scheduled to film together.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed divorce rumors run wild.
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Somerhalder has been trying to reassure fans that the divorce rumors are not true. Ian's taken to his social media pages to posts photos of himself with his wife, and reveal that he is "literally" the "luckiest" man in the world to be married to Nikki Reed. The couple has been at the center of relationship rumors ever since they started dating, and it seems the reason is that fans are still hoping that Ian and Nina will somehow get back together.

While it's not expected that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev will ever work together again after The Vampire Diaries is over, there have been rumors that one or both of them may actually join the spin-off series The Originals in the future.

The Originals is based in New Orleans and follows the very first vampire family. The members of the family were first seen on The Vampire Diaries, but their popularity quickly earned them their very own show. Now that TVD is ending, viewers are wondering if they'll see any of their favorite characters such as Damon, Elena, Bonnie, Stefan, or Caroline transition to the spin-off series.

What are your thoughts on the latest Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Nikki Reed rumors? Do you want Nina back on The Vampire Diaries?

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