“I’ve said this before, that we didn’t break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn’t love or friendship,” the Canadian actress tells E! correspondent Maria Menounos. “I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he’s great and I care about him. And that didn’t change. Yes, we’re professional and that’s fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now.”
Though she didn’t attend Somerhalder’s wedding to Reed, Dobrev has nothing but love for the newlyweds.
“When I heard about the wedding, I thought it was beautiful,” she says. “They look happy and I am happy and so I don’t see why there should be a problem with that. The drama is in the media, it’s not with us. But of course, we’re on a teen drama show, everyone’s going to look for drama. If there’s no drama, there’s nothing to write about. I just ignore it.”
Somerhalder and Reed, 26, started dating in July 2014. The couple got engaged six months later and tied the knot in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 26.