The Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev split broke their fans’ hearts and have left many still wondering what exactly went wrong. The Vampire Diaries co-stars have still not exchanged a public word since the news of their break up after three years of dating. At the recent CW Upfronts event, the former couple entered separately and appeared to studiously be avoiding each other. What on Earth happened to Ian and Nina?

Despite their lack of communication in public, the news of Nina and Ian’s breakup included claims the two still remain friends. Nina Dobrev still has the couple’s cat in her custody, and Ian loves his cats, so we can only assume they are still talking privately. Have to take care of the feline babies no matter what!

Whether Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder really are still on speaking terms or not, we can’t help but ponder what exactly made them reportedly break up in the first place. In a recent interview with Germany’s Bravo magazine, Ian might have just given us a clue to at least one reason behind the split.

“I would be happy if a woman would just go for dinner with me, rather than wanting my babies straight away!” The Vampire Diaries star said. Could Ian possibly be taking a dig at his former lover? Was she moving too fast toward starting a family? Or was he just talking about his new single dating life and how hard it is to find someone who doesn’t immediately want to jump into marriage and family planning?

Previously, an anonymous source allegedly close to the couple said it was actually Ian who was pushing Nina to get married and take their relationship to the next level. “Ian was starting to talk marriage while Nina’s just getting started on her career,” an insider reportedly told In Touch Weekly. “Nina still loves him but isn’t ready to make that huge commitment. She’s just too young for Ian.”

At 24, Nina is ten years younger than 34-year-old Ian, and that has also been touted as a possibly reason they couldn’t work things out. Another source told Us Weekly that Nina “felt it was too early to take things to the next level.” A source for Life & Style added that Nina might be ready in another “10 years” but she’s just too young right now.

So now that Ian is single again, it sounds like maybe he’s decided he’s too young to be wanting to settle down yet either. Or perhaps it was Nina who wanted to move too fast all along and those anonymous “sources” got it all wrong.

What do you think? Do you think it was Ian or Nina who wanted to take things too fast? Or was there some other reason they broke up that we just may never know?