Nina Dobrev Confirms Vampire Diaries Exit: Read Her Stunning Statement!

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Nina Dobrev is about to take her final bite out of The Vampire Diaries.

In a stunning announcement, the actress posted a long message on Instagram that confirmed she will say goodbye to The CW smash at the end of The Vampire Diaries Season 6.

Dobrev will exit the series as has been widely reported today, and she explained the decision in a post that included the following photo of her and series creator Julie Plec.

Nina Dobrev on Instagram

"I've just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries."

"I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn't just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party," she wrote.

"I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.

"I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger."

"I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May."

"Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever."

Dobrev, of course, dated co-star Ian Somerhalder for many years.

Somerhalder is now engaged to Nikki Reed, with the couple rocking some major PDA on social media on a nearly weekly basis.

Many will certainly jump to the conclusion that Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries due to this awkward situation.

"I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her - and to my work family - as I move on to the next chapter of my life," Dobrev concluded, adding:

"I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend's pictures were just the beginning)."

"You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' ;-)

"I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what's coming, you don't."

Dobrev's exit comes in during a time when the drama has lost several key players - including her on-screen brother, Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy).

Marguerite MacIntyre's Sheriff Forbes also departed, along with Michael Trevino (Tyler), who has booked a role on ABC's The Kingmakers pilot.

The beginning of her end begins on April 16 with The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 18. Will you miss Dobrev on The Vampire Diaries? Sound off ...

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