Rumors had been swirling for quite awhile that their relationship was on the rocks, but we refused to believe that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were headed for a split. Unfortunately, the Vampire Diaries duo have officially gone their separate ways, and there are so many questions left to be answered.

Questions like...

•Who broke up with whom?

•Can they still be friends?

•Will they be able to work together amicably?

•What does the breakup mean for Damon and Elena?

Our minds are reeling.

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?


Source: Life & Style