Fans of The Vampire Diaries are eagerly anticipating an on-screen reunion of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev. With Somerhalder confirming that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will be his last, the chance of seeing the duo together is slowly declining. What could potentially end any further opportunity is Nikki Reed banning the actor from working with Dobrev ever again, if she was to return to the hit show.
Reed has banned Somerhalder from meeting Dobrev before and a recent instance was in 2015 during the Teen Choice Awards. The duo were given an award for Best Kiss and according to the history of the event, the winners exchange a kiss onstage. However, Somerhalder skipped the event and Dobrev accepted it on his behalf, according to KpopStarz.
If rumors are to be believed, then there is no chance of Dobrev returning to The Vampire Diaries Season 8. Nikki Reed is using all her influence to make sure of it.
Will The Vampire Diaries continue after the end of season 8? Somerhalder hinted that the show would end after his departure but later backtracked on his comment, as reported by MStar News.
The 37-year-old actor is not the only one to exit the show after season 8. Kat Graham, who plays “Bonnie Bennett” in the popular series has also revealed of her departure.
It’s unlikely that The CW would want the show to continue after the eighth season, especially since Somerhalder’s exit. The series has seen a large decline in ratings ever since Dobrev left after season 6. With the show being shifted to the dreaded Friday night slot, there is a good chance that the upcoming season will be the last of The Vampire Diaries.
The Vampire Diaries Season 7 finale will air on May 13 on The CW.
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