Sorry ladies! Heartthrob Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore in Vampire Diaries) and the beautiful Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale in Twilight) are engaged! (I can hear the hearts breaking all around the world).
Numerous fans showed their excitement and support for the couple via social media, however some fans were highly disappointed. Mostly because they were hoping Ian and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert in vampire diaries, Damon’s love interest) would be together forever on and off set. Fans fell in love with their story line and knowing that they were dating in real life only added to the excitement. As fate would have it, they broke up in 2013, but fans still held onto the possibility of them being together again. Kind of like the Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher love story. Well, sometimes things just don’t go as expected, especially in celebrity relationships. Nikki and Ian have been dating for six months and it’s no secret that they are madly in love with each other. Sources say Ian has been in love with her for years. Which makes us wonder if he was in love with Nikki during the time he dated Nina, since he claimed he was in love with her too. Also, does this mean Nikki was in love with Ian while she was married to someone else? (sips tea). A lot of fans are questioning their engagement. Why? Well Nikki’s divorce from Paul McDonald was finalized earlier this month, and she and Ian have only dated for a short period of time. In their defense, you can’t really put a time line on love. When it feels right then why not commit to each other? Especially since he’s been in love with her for years. It’s very understandable.
The biggest question is will their engagement effect the show, Vampire Diaries? Often at times when co-stars become engaged, married, etc. and are currently working with their ex who just happens to be their “love interest” on the show, things become more than awkward. Weeks ago, there were rumors that Ian would have less camera time in the upcoming season, which fans hope isn’t true. However, considering this news it’s not hard to imagine why that would happen. The rumors weren’t confirmed or denied so we all just have to wait and see.
Sources say Ian and Nikki are very happy together: “They were crazy happy from the start. Their families love each other. It just feels really right.”
So whether you agree or not, it looks like this is happening and we wish the couple nothing but the best! Congrats Ian and Nikki!