Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s lips is why the duo called it quits, since — up until recently — Ian and Nina looked like the picture of perfection. According to a recent report by Life & Style, the split was less about the couple growing apart and more about Nina’s refusal to settle down.
“[Ian] was starting to talk marriage and she’s just getting started on her career,” a source close to the actress revealed. “She loves him, and they still talk every day, but she is just not ready to make that huge commitment yet.”
At the age of 24, we can’t say we’re surprised that Nina isn’t ready to walk down the aisle. But at 34, Ian’s reached an age where marriage has become a priority.
Life & Style’s insider adds that Nina will be ready to take that leap “maybe in 10 years,” but we have to wonder if Ian would be willing to wait until he’s 44.
As much as our hearts are broken over learning the news, we hold out hope that Ian and Nina will realize they simply can’t live without each other.
Do you think the Vampire Diaries couple are headed for a reconciliation, or are we in for a sad and awkward Season 5?