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

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.

-- Jesse Spero

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