Producers Ban Nikki Reed from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Set
Producers have banned Nikki Reed from “The Vampire Diaries” set after the actress' PDA with new boyfriend Ian Somerhalder upset Nina Dobrev. Somerhalder, 35, and Dobrev, 25, are co-stars on the show. They dated from 2011 and called it quits in 2013. Somerhalder has since moved on with Reed, 25. The two have been very open about their relationship and are rumored to be talking about marriage. However, it has been reported that Dobrev is not taking it well and is even considering quitting the show.
“Ian and Nikki’s relationship is causing a lot of drama, to the point where the producers have asked Ian not to bring Nikki to set when Nina is there because they are very worried about losing her,” a source told Hollywood Life.
Dobrev plays Elena, the show's main character. “The Vampire Diaries” is currently on its sixth season, and Dobrev's contract will expire by the end of it.
The source also said that the actress has been attending business meetings and exploring opportunities outside of the show.
“[Dobrev] wants to make a splash in her career and do more movies. As for Nikki and Ian’s relationship being the main reason, that would be only the reason to speed up things, but not the main thing, she just wants to grow as an actress.”
It was alleged that Dobrev and Somerhalder argued a lot towards the end of their three-year-relationship, and that the actors were no longer on speaking terms even though they were forced to keep working together on set.
The actress has been linked to Derek Hough and other men since the break-up. Somerhalder, on the other hand, lay low after the relationship ended. He was first spotted with Reed in July of this year, the first woman he has been publicly linked to since Dobrev. Reed is best known for her supporting role as Rosalie Hale in the “Twilight” movie franchise.
“The Vampire Diaries” started airing in 2009. The show is based on a young adult book series by L.J. Smith.
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