After weeks of speculation that “The Vampire Diaries” stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev called their three-year relationship quits, a famous friend of the couple confirmed the breakup rumors Thursday.
Actor Colton Haynes, known for his role on MTV supernatural series “Teen Wolf,” told Entertainmentwise that Dobrev, 24, and Somerhalder, 34, have officially split. “Oh, they are actually. I forgot [about that]. I’m sure they’re really great friends,” Haynes said.
The 24-year-old actor, who was promoting the upcoming season of the CW series “Arrow,” said he believes the pair will remain close despite the end of their highly publicized romance. “I think you become really good friends with that person, you see them every day anyways. They obviously knew [that] getting into a relationship,” said Haynes, who even hinted at the couple's possible reconciliation. “I think you always have love for someone. Every time you’re in a relationship, when you get out of one, I always think you still have a little bit of love left,” he said.
When asked if the thinks the co-stars will feel awkward filming scenes for their hit CW series, “The Vampire Diaries,” a series in which sometimes pair the two as an on-screen couple, Haynes said there shouldn’t be an issue. “I don’t think it would be awkward for them. They’re really well-rounded people. They have their own things going on, and I think that they can get past the troubles,” he said, claiming he believes the duo ended on good terms. “They’ll be fine,” Haynes said.
While Somerhalder’s rep refused to confirm the news, saying, “We don’t comment on our clients’ personal lives,” the stars appear to have moved on. According to a report from CelebDirtyLaundry, Somerhalder has been getting close with his former “Vampire Diaries” co-star Malese Jow. A fellow former “Vampire Diaries” star has also reportedly set his sights on one of the newly single stars. Actor Matt Davis admitted to having feelings for Dobrev during an Insurgence 5 conference earlier this month, saying he has always had a “secret little crush” on her.