Ian Somerhalder & Nina DobrevIt feels like just yesterday we got the big news that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were breaking up after three years of dating. The couple, who met on the set of The Vampire Diaries, seemed perfect for each other. They seemed like they were in it for the long haul. Regardless, since the split, both Ian & Nina have been upset about the negative press their breakup is getting. Meanwhile, Nina's working out to release the stress, and Ian, well, he's busy hoping for that Christian Grey role (or wait, is that just us?).

The latest on the former couple? Apparently Nina and Ian are trying their best to avoid confrontation and hurting each other further. Wow. That's so ... mature! Why deal with nasty issues when things could be just fine (well, as fine as can be) apart? Why re-hatch that heartbreak?

If you ask me, these two vampire stars are taking the high road.

They're taking the high road by not bashing each other publicly, that's for sure. By avoiding the tabloids and all the negative banter, the two of them look better and much more mature. I mean, come on -- when was the last time two celebs broke up and you didn't hear one slanted side in a tabloid soon after? Ian and Nina clearly have the right attitude about all of this. They have respect for the great love that they had.

Plus, I'm sure that not having a bunch of negative banter in the press is good for their individual careers, too. At least in my mind, I'd rather be under the radar than loud and proud like Lindsay Lohan or, even worse, Amanda Bynes. Let's just hope the twosome can ride out this confrontation-less wave in private for as long as possible.

Were you a fan of Ian and Nina together?

 

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