Vampire Diaries Co-Stars Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Split (Reports)

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder attend the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 with Skinnygirl Cocktails at Barkar Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder attend the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 with Skinnygirl Cocktails at Barkar Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif.

The set of “The Vampire Diaries” might be a little awkward now that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have reportedly split.

According to People and Us Weekly, the co-stars have called it quits after dating for more than three years.

Despite the relationship woes, a source told the mag that the actors are “consummate professionals” and “will continue to work together and remain best friends, which is where the relationship started.”

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Last year, the 24-year-old actress told Seventeen magazine, “I didn’t want to be dating one of my co-stars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long – which I did for a really, really long time.”

The couple took their relationship public in 2011. Reps for both actors declined to comment on the split when contacted by the mag.

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“The Vampire Diaries” is in the midst of its fourth season and has been picked for a fifth on The CW.

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