As the old song goes, breaking up is hard to do — especially when the breakup occurs so suddenly and publicly as it’s rumored to have happened with Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.

Thankfully, the 24-year-old actress has got a strong support system to turn to when the going gets rough, especially when it comes to her family.

Following a fun-filled weekend in NYC with gal pal Julianne Hough, Nina headed to her hometown of Toronto for a little R&R. The getaway came at the perfect time for the star, who was able to step away from all the gossip surrounding the split and also celebrate Mother’s Day with her mama Michaela.

“@paintaworld, me + my brother Alex,” Nina tweeted on Sunday, May 12, alongside a photo of her adorable family. “Happy Mother's Day to my sweet, strong, thoughtful, nurturing, loving, selfless, beautiful mama. I <3 u!”

We’re so glad Nina was able to be with her mom on the special day, and hopefully enjoy some time away from the spotlight.