Us Weekly reports that after more than three years of dating, the Vampire Diaries twosome’s broken up. However, it doesn’t sound like a regular relationship-gone-bad: “The couple, who first took their romance public in 2011, are consummate professionals… and will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.”
Personally, this is like a stake to the heart for us Nian fans. Remember what Nina said about Ian during her Seventeen cover shoot? “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later… it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”
If you’re still a fan of the pair, you can still get your Delena feels from TVD (when Elena’s not going crazy). What do you think about their split? Weigh in!