"Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful.
After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected," Plec said in a statement.
Unfortunately, Dobrev and Tebow’s relationship was short lived.
The true reasons behind their breakup are unknown, but there are a few possible reasons why things didn’t work out.
You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young ' six-season run, Dobrev also has played Elena's dopplegangers Katherine, Amara and Tatia, in addition to serving as the central love interest for stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.
See more Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2015-16 Rumors of Dobrev's departure first circulated over the holiday weekend when crew members shared photos on social media from a group trip featuring the cast and exec producer Julie Plec with the hashtag #ninawewillmissyou.
She’s a Teen Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Young Hollywood Awards winner and has been a performer from the start, taking jazz, dance, and gymnastics classes in her elementary-school years in Canada, even competing internationally in gymnastics.