Nina Dobrev announces exit from ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Well, TVD fans…I come bearing bad (or good) news…depending on which side of the Elena Gilbert fence you stand on.

We recently saw the exit of Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) from the show this season and now we know that Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) will be leaving as well.

After posting a ton of pictures celebrating Easter weekend with some of her friends and castmates, Nina posted the following on her Instagram account:


Dearest TVD Family,

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. 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.

There’s more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you’ll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then 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. 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.

Love, Nina

Now, this might come as a shock to some of you, but if you’ve been to any of the fan conventions, you would know that the cast has been hinting at the show ending soon anyway. This news also comes after we learned that Chris Wood (Kai Parker) has been cast in a new pilot called Cordon. Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) has also been cast in a new pilot, which means his fate on the show is unknown as well.

With that being said, the cast shouldn’t have to urge fans to continue tuning in to the show. Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, the writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job keeping this show interesting and clever, so, as a fan, you shouldn’t have to be convinced to keep watching. Be the true fans I know you are and watch how everything pans out! Who knows? Maybe this is all going to end up being a dragged out April Fool’s joke!

If you have any theories as to how Elena will eventually leave the show, feel free to comment on this post!

Either way…The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on The CW, so keep the fandom alive, peeps! 🙂



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