Why did Nina and Ian break up?

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s breakup in 2013 left fans devastated, as the on-screen couple had given them hope that their fictional love story could become a reality.

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are best known for their iconic characters on The Vampire Diaries.

The pair played Elena and Damon, a couple which, despite all the odds that were stacked against them, was able to end up together.

In reality, the actors had begun a romantic relationship in 2010, and appeared to be just as in love as their characters.

Nina and Ian kept their relationship out of the spotlight for the first year, however, as things began to get serious, they became more public.

In 2013, it was confirmed that the pair had split up, however, they still continued to play a couple on The Vampire Diaries for the following seasons.

Neither of them have officially addressed the reason for their split, however, it was rumoured that Nina was not willing to settle down, unlike Ian, who was ready to start a family.

Ian eventually married Nikki Reed in 2015, and the two welcomed their daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, in 2017.

Nina is currently in a relationship with Shaun White.