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The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Break Up: Who Gets the Cats?

Breakups are never easy, especially when there are shared assets involved — especially pets!

According to multiple sources, The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have called it quits after three years of dating. Never mind that working side by side (and filming steamy sex scenes together) on the TVD set will be considerably more awkward now that their offscreen romance is kaput, what will happen to the cats Ian and Nina currently share custody of?

Ian’s previously revealed he owns three cats that cozy up in his loft in Atlanta, Georgia. He appears to have co-parented at least one cat, Moke, with Nina. The two of them rushed the poor kitty to the vet in the middle of the night last month for an undisclosed medical emergency.

If we were to guess, we’re pretty sure Ian Somerhalder will keep the three cats he already owned before he started dating Nina Dobrev. It will certainly be hard for her to give up custody, though. In January, she shared a picture of Moke in an adorable Santa Claus outfit.

“Really mom ? Do I have to wear this stupid outfit? I love you and all .. but come on,” Nina tweeted.

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But there’s another furry little one who might soften the blow. Nina has her own cat, too. In 2010, she shared a picture of her favorite feline, writing, "My little Jama-Lynx cat. Ahhh I love this creature more than life itself!!!" Nina told Nylon magazine last year, “[Cats] just migrate to me. I’m pretty sure I was a cat in a past life.”

We wish Nina and Ian — and their pets — all the best!