I'll always try to treat people the way I want to be treated." Whether it's wishing an ex-boyfriend happiness in his new marriage or, as Somerhalder joked, being willing to surrender the last fry.
Sometimes, people learn and grow from relationships and just move one.
This certainly seems to be the case for these reports that Nina Dobrev is expected to return to the show for the series finale.
"I think it could definitely get sticky if you dated your costar," she said in an interview with (via MTV) just one year before her relationship with Somerhalder was revealed.
"To be completely honest, dating an actor is very complicated. And they're in their head, and they're kind of crazy. I would prefer not to date an actor." It was more than apparent based on the speed at which Ian Somerhalder moved on that he was more than ready to be a married man.
Toward the end of their relationship, Ian Somerhalder reportedly started talking marriage.
However, Nina Dobrev didn't feel she was ready to settle down and start a family.
They look happy and I am happy and so I don't see why there should be a problem with that.
The drama is in the media, it's not with us." Unlike a lot of high-profile relationships that hit the skids, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder managed to end their three-year relationship amicably. " She's also shared that they were friends "long before we dated" and their friendship continued post-breakup. If you need further evidence that they're still on great terms, look no further than their shared People's Choice Award for "Favorite On-Screen Chemistry." In the video, you can see Somerhalder joking about the moment, declaring it to be "five years in the making." Dobrev also observed that their characters went from hating to loving each other.
Because Somerhalder and Dobrev were trying to balance romance and work, it's possible these factors strained their relationship a bit.
In fact, it seems like dating a co-worker was something Dobrev had been trying to avoid.
While it's expected that Dobrev will be reprising her role as Elena Gilbert, it's also possible that one of Gilbert's many doppelgangers could also be featured in the final episode making a romantic scene between the two practically inevitable.