Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images Photo: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Break Up

Were you shocked by the Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev break up? We certainly were! It's been over a month since the news broke and we still are not recovered. We keep waiting and hoping our beloved Vampire Diaries couple will get back together... and we'll keep hoping!

History is rife with stories of great loves. If it weren’t for epic love stories, movies, art, poetry, and music would be dead on arrival. There’s something so compelling about your Helens of Troys, your Juliets and Romeo, your peanut butters and your jellies, your Elenas and Damons and Stefans, you know? But, sometimes the ending isn’t always a happy one. Sometimes, Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Right Now, or Mr. Totally Wrong.

The fact that folks who were once totally smitten with each other suddenly aren’t, isn’t exactly news. But that doesn’t stop it from knocking the wind out of our sails when word of the rupture hits! Take for example our beloved Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. The on-screen lovers becoming real-life ones was vicariously thrilling. They seemed so perfect together! When the Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev break up was confirmed, we were shocked. They had seemed so happy! But factors like their age differences apparently became insurmountable, at least according to the gossip mills.

We know we were shocked by the split, despite all the rumors it was coming. Were you shocked when you heard about Nina and Ian’s split?