Nina Dobrev Officially Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries.

The 26-year-old actress just made the announcement on Instagram. Check out the emotional post below.

Since 2009, Dobrev has played the main character on TVD, Elena Gilbert. So, it’s going to be interesting to see how the show does without her.

Over the weekend, Dobrev and some of the TVD cast and crew got together for a little goodbye party, which had everyone asking if she was leaving the show. Dobrev then went on Instagram to address the rumors.

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. There's more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you'll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her — and to my work family — as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend's pictures were just the beginning). You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' ;-) I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what's coming, you don't. Love, Nina

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It sounds like she’s ready to move on. Plus, it can’t be easy working on a show with your ex-boyfriend. Dobrev and her co-star Ian Somerhalder dated for three years until they split in 2013. Somerhalder is now engaged to actress Nikki Reed.

What do you think about Dobrev’s departure from TVD?