With the sad news of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev’s breakup, fans are wondering what happened between the seemingly perfect couple.

The Vampire Diaries stars had been spending time apart recently — going on separate vacations — prompting rumors of a split. But when they traveled together to visit a sick fan, speculation was squashed. Now several sources are confirming the split, and we have to wonder how they’re both taking it.

Ian is in Brussels right now, working hard. “Meeting some amazing minds in Brussels today to discuss European growth and integration  for @IS_Foundation -very excited,” he tweeted. The actor also sent out a poster for his new environmental series of short films, Time Framed.

We’d say Ian was too busy to dwell on what’s going on, but he also posted this provocative quote on Twitter: “A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984).”

Is he saying his girlfriend of three years changed, or just being his usual thoughtful self?

For her part, Nina Dobrev, who’s currently in New York, spent last night tweeting out fun pictures of herself and some girlfriends (like Stacy Keibler) from her Met Ball appearance.

Do you think the rumors are true, or are Ian and Nina just spending more time apart?

Source: Twitter