The day is finally here Vampire Diaries fans: Season 5 premieres tonight, October 3, and excitement is in the air. In addition to fans around the world freaking out about the epic return, the show’s biggest stars are reacting accordingly.

“Are you READY!!!!!!!!!! #TVD ¡mañana!” Ian Somerhalder Instagrammed last night, alongside a photo of him yelling excitedly and holding a sign that said “TOMORROW #TVD.”

As soon as he tweeted this, co-star (and ex) Nina Dobrev tweeted back in agreement, sharing his message and photo with her own addition. “Yessssummmm he's right! Tomorrow is #TVD day! S—t’s about to get real!” she wrote.

Unfortunately, she didn’t share a photo of herself reacting, but hopefully that will come tonight, as she promised on Instagram separately that she’ll be doing some trivia on Twitter during the premiere!

It’s always great to see Nina and Ian talking. After their breakup, they’ve remained friends, seemingly not affected by the split at all. If only all Hollywood relationships ended like theirs — they set a great example.

We’re so excited for the TVD Season 5 premiere tonight. Will you be tuning in? Share your thoughts below, and catch the epic hour at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.