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Friday 26 December 2014

Dobrev and Somerhalder 'wanted different things'

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Actres Nina Dobrev (L) and actor Ian Somerhalder arrive at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder's desire for marriage was apparently behind his split from Nina Dobrev.

The pair appear in the TV show The Vampire Diaries and recently decided to end their romance after three years together.

It’s been claimed that while Ian, 34, was ready to settle down, his 24-year-old girlfriend didn’t feel comfortable with committing fully.

“Ian was starting to talk marriage while Nina’s just getting started on her career,” an insider told In Touch Weekly magazine. “Nina still loves him but isn’t ready to make that huge commitment. She’s just too young for Ian.”

Ian apparently felt the pair were ready to redefine their relationship as they’d been together for so long. While Nina was happy with the hunky star, she didn’t want to be tied down.

“She felt it was too early to take things to the next level,” a source told Us Weekly magazine.

“They’re professionals. They’ll work together and remain best friends.”

The co-stars went public together in 2011, although last year Nina hinted things hadn’t always been smooth sailing. She was initially worried about romancing someone she worked with, but soon realised it wasn’t something she could fight.

"I didn't want to be dating one of my co-stars - my goal on the show was to be professional," she explained. "But sometimes you can't help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long - which I did for a really, really long time."

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