Credit: Who Say Photo: Nina Dobrev and Shirtless Ian Somerhalder in Season 1 of TVD

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev split up? We’re in shock! We just can’t believe our beloved Vampire Diaries showmance couple has broken up. Somehow we’re hoping this report can’t possibly be true, but all signs do seem to be pointing to an official Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder breakup for real.

According to Us Weekly, an insider says Ian and Nina are “consummate professionals” and “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.” Reps for the actors have so far declined to comment directly on the alleged demise of The Vampire Diaries couple’s three-year relationship.

Rumors of trouble in Ian and Nina’s relationship have been flying fast and furious for months, but we’ve mostly let them race on by because the sources have been rather unreliable. Still, we have noticed Nina and Ian spending a lot of time apart lately. Ian has been wandering around the world working on various projects, while Nina has been off vacationing with her girlfriends. Twitter chatter between the two has been much reduced as well.

We spotted Ian Somerhalder wandering around in New York City alone back on May 1st without girlfriend Nina Dobrev, even though she was in town. Even more troubling, Nina walked the red carpet alone at The Great Gatsby premiere shortly after, which made us question why Ian didn’t accompany here since he was right there?

Although Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev reunited later in NYC, Ian was shortly jetting off on the road again to attend a Vampire Diaries convention in Barcelona. Despite the rumors, however, we felt positive about the status of the relationship after Ian tweeted a sweet love poem from The Diary of Anais Nin: Volume 1 — which we assumed was meant for Nina.

If the news of a Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder split are indeed true, we’re going to need a hefty box of tissues to deal. We’ve been hoping we would hear an announcement about an upcoming wedding soon, not a breakup!

We hope they really are keeping it amicable and will be able to work together with the same chemistry as before. The Vampire Diaries Season 4 wraps up next week and filming for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 will begin later this year.