ian somerhalder nina dobrev vampire diariesIan Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's breakup was like a shot to the heart for many a Vampire Diaries fan. Thus, while they're no Robsten, I'm sure there are plenty of people hoping that the reunion of Elena and Damon on-screen will lead the exes to get back together off-screen. Now that they're headed back on set, of course it's a possibility. But the only evidence we have so far points to both parties being prepared to be civil with one another ...

A source tells Entertainmentwise, "I think you become really good friends with that person when you see them every day anyway so I think they obviously knew that getting into a relationship. But I don’t think it would be awkward for [Ian and Nina]. They are both well rounded people." And they've also supposedly taken a mature first step to ensuring it's all smooth sailing once shooting resumes ...

Sources tell Celebrity Dirty Laundry, "Nina and Ian are back in touch after several months spent apart." But sparks aren't flying. It just "means that they are doing everything possible to keep things as least awkward as possible." Well, hey, that's still good news, right?

Not only because they have to be able to get along for professional reasons, but also because it never hurts to be able to play nice with an ex. And when I say nice, I don't mean passive-aggressive or semi-bitchy or having any sort of ulterior motive. I mean being straight-up KIND and genuinely being on good terms.

Granted, that's much easier said than done depending on the specifics of the breakup! I have a couple exes I could never in a million years see myself being able to have a jovial, good-natured, civil relationship with, because we parted ways on horrible terms. But I'm lucky in that I'm actually still friendly with most of the guys I dated before meeting my husband. Maybe it's easier because we've both moved on and are engaged or married to other people now, but there's more to it than that. It's about both of you being mature enough to know when to say when and to be above, beyond, past hard feelings. Don't get me wrong. Years, space, and new significant others who are a better fit definitely help!

Unfortunately, those are things Ian and Nina don't have going for them. But they do have a pretty sweet gig they share, so for at least their careers' sakes, let's hope they can put hard feelings on the back burner and just get along. 

How do you feel about being on good terms with exes? Do you think Ian and Nina will be able to do it?

 

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