Diehard fans of The Vampire Diaries know that leading lady Elena Gilbert was described as being a blond in the original books, and some have lamented the fact that actress Nina Dobrev is a brunette. Purists have even gone as far as doctoring photos of her to see what she’d look like with light hair.  

So when we were asked by a fan if Nina had dyed her hair blonde recently, we thought it was worth investigating!

Nina, ever the prolific tweeter, gave us plenty of information to work with. She’s posted photos of herself both on set and off recently, and unless she’s covering up some newly golden hair with a great wig, it looks like her locks remain as dark as ever.

So there you have it! Nina is embracing her brunette self, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.