The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev Announces Departure from Series

by Clarissa / April 6, 2015

Rumours were circulating recently online that Nina Dobrev would be leaving The Vampire Diaries at the end of the season, but now the actress herself has confirmed it via 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,” she said in the first part of her statement, going on to express her love for all of the fans who have supported her.

Dobrev’s departure comes after the departure of two other long-time Vampire Diaries players: Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy) and Marguerite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes).

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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