Awkwardness persists on The Vampire Diaries set between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder since he started dating Nikki Reed, according to reports.
We've previously reported that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev aren't speaking, and now we're told there's been no sign of improvement over time.
Having reportedly fought a lot by the end of their two-year relationship, and currently being forced to work together as love interests no less, one can see this.
Still, with Ian Somerhalder gushing over Nikki Reed like it's his job, it makes Dobrev's actual job more difficult than it otherwise would be, which is already a lot.
Reports from the set indicate that the two are still extremely awkward around each other. Can you imagine if Damon and Elena actually had to hook up now!?
Lucky for them, and perhaps not coincidentally, you won't see them interact on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 3, just like the previous two weeks.
As Ian continues to swoon publicly over his relationship with new girlfriend Nikki Reed in ways that he never did with Nina, this is likely a good thing.
At least it's a necessary one. Even if she's over him, she can't be that over him when he's in your face about Nikki to the surprising degree that he is.
The reportedly icy relations beg the question - one exacerbated with the show's declining ratings - of whether this season will be it for the hit CW show.
Being young, hot and at least moderately talented, Nina likely has a bright film career ahead of her, even if she may never make it to total A-list material.
Re-upping with the show after this season would delay branching out on her own, which she is no doubt eager to do, and the issue of Ian can't be avoided.
Are they looking to go their separate ways ASAP? Or is this all overblown when it comes to a couple of professionals whose work comes first and won't suffer?
Comment below, and to see them in their heyday, you can watch The Vampire Diaries online to see why so many fans hate Reed for merely breathing.