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We’ve already established that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are the cutest — and most amicable — celebrity exes, and now we know how they got there.

“I don’t like any kind of negativity,” Nina told NYLON in their August 2014 issue. The gorgeous cover girl went on to explain, “I try to be good to everyone, whether it’s a love, a friend, an ex. I’ll always try to treat people the way I want to be treated.” Need proof? Her Vampire Diaries co-star and ex-boyfriend Ian told the mag: “She always lets me have the last fry.”  

Aw! We love that these two have been able to maintain such a close friendship in the wake of their split. Clearly, Nina and Ian (RIP Nian) care about each other deeply, and those feelings just don’t go away after a breakup — or after the cameras stop rolling.

Nina tells the magazine, which hits shelves on July 30, that she’s already thinking about life after The Vampire Diaries, which just started production on Season 6.  “I always try to live in the now, but you’re always planning ahead, right?  When I signed on at 20, I knew I’d be 26 when I got off.  Not that I was afraid that I would be old… I love the show, but I don’t want to be defined by just the show.”


Whatever she goes on to do in her post-Mystic Falls career — whether it’s opening up her own yoga studio or landing more movie roles — failure is not an option. “Success is the only option — well, the highest level of success is the only option,” she told the mag. “I’m kind of extremist in that way.”

For more scoop on Nina’s red carpet persona and her fashion evolution, check out her cover story when NYLON hits shelves on July 30.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl and pop culture enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!