Nina Dobrev Defends Friendship With Ex Ian Somerhalder and Wife Nikki Reed: It's 'Not Weird'
Nina Dobrev says it's easy to be friends with her ex
Nina Dobrev isn’t down for drama.
During Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the Vampire Diaries alum, 30, fielded a question from a fan about her friendship with her ex of three years, Ian Somerhalder, and his wife Nikki Reed.
When asked if she thinks it’s “weird” that she grabs dinner with the couple from time to time, she responded, “I don’t think that’s weird at all. I think that’s great.”
The actress continued: “Why can’t everyone be friends? I think they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy and so am I. What’s bad about that? I don’t see any problem with that.”
“Peace and love, man,” Cohen, 50, quipped.
Dobrev and Somerhalder, 40, dated for several years before calling it quits in 2013. In 2015, Somerhalder married Reed, 30, after they dated for nearly a year. In August 2017, they welcomed their first child together, a girl named Bodhi Soleil.
A few months before Bodhi was born, the trio had a fun reunion at dinner together. Dobrev posted about it on Instagram, sharing with a sweet selfie from the night out.
“Can’t believe how time flies,” she captioned the photo. “Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All [love].”
Reed also documented the night on social media — along with a lengthy message about how negative rumors can have a strong impact on those involved.
“For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way,” Reed wrote on Instagram. “Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about ‘friends backstabbing friends’, ”cheating exes’, or ‘cast members exiting shows’ on low-brow websites like hollywoodlife that are just perpetuating trends that preceded us. Yuck. I now see that silence was taken as an opportunity to fill in the blanks with even more falsities, and juicer stories.”
She continued: “So here’s to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women … Let’s shift what we put into the universe starting now, & hopefully we will start to see a shift in the way we treat each other & view ourselves.”
On Wednesday’s What What Happens Live, Dobrev also discussed the March 2017 series finale of the Vampire Diaries, which saw her brief return after leaving the show’s regular cast two seasons before.
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“I think the show had a satisfying, awesome [ending],” she said. “For me, it was great because I got to go back and be a part of the finale, say goodbye and pay homage to the characters. So, I was really happy with it, for sure.”
She then revealed that she took something from the set as a souvenir, but didn’t want to identify what it was.
“They’re gonna come to my house and take it back,” she joked. “The executive producer/writer lives a block away from me, so, yeah, she might come to my house!”