Nina Dobrev Baffled by Criticism of Her Friendship With Ex Ian Somerhalder and Wife Nikki Reed
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Responding to a fan who thinks it's weird that she's still friends with her former boyfriend and his wife, the 'Vampire Diaries' alum says, 'What's bad about that? I don't see any problem with that.'

AceShowbiz - Nina Dobrev doesn't see anything wrong with her friendship with former boyfriend Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed. The "Degrassi: The Next Generation" alum was forced to defend her unique relationship with Ian and Nikki during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live".

In a Wednesday, January 16 episode of the Andy Cohen-hosted talk show, a fan asked her if she thinks it's "weird" that she still hangs out with the couple despite her past romance with Ian. "I don't think that's weird at all," Nina responded. "I think that's great."

Surprised by the question, the actress who recently turned 30 continued, "Why can't everyone be friends? I think they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy and so am I. What's bad about that? I don't see any problem with that."

Nina previously documented the times she spent with Ian and Nikki, whom she playfully dubbed "team Somereed," on Instagram. In January 2017, she shared a picture of the three of them and wrote in the caption, "Can't believe how time flies. Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All [heart emoji]."

Nikki took to her own Instagram page to share another photo from their meeting. She shut down rumors of bad relationship with Nina, writing in the caption, "For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about 'friends backstabbing friends', 'cheating exes', or 'cast members exiting shows' on low-brow websites like hollywoodlife that are just perpetuating trends that preceded us. Yuck."

"I now see that silence was taken as an opportunity to fill in the blanks with even more falsities, and juicer stories, and we, yes WE, believe we have a moral responsibility to young girls to end that narrative, because at the end of all of this, those young girls are the ones who lose," she explained her decision to address the false stories. "So here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women."

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For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about "friends backstabbing friends", "cheating exes", or "cast members exiting shows" on low-brow websites like hollywoodlife that are just perpetuating trends that preceded us. Yuck. I now see that silence was taken as an opportunity to fill in the blanks with even more falsities, and juicer stories, and we, yes WE, believe we have a moral responsibility to young girls to end that narrative, because at the end of all of this, those young girls are the ones who lose. Their passion and endless devotion for a tv show is being taken advantage of, replaced with feelings of anger through divisive techniques, & even worse, their minds are being shaped & molded as their view of themselves, other girls, & what those dynamics should look like are being formed. So here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women. Because at the end of the day, that's what this is about: teaching girls that you have to hate other girls only breeds a generation of women who believe you have to hate other women. And that's what these magazines, websites and blogs don't understand. That is the harmful unintended consequence of their bullshit stories and we have a moral responsibility to fix that. Let's turn this page together, as we all walk into the next chapter peacefully. And finally, let's use this as an example of how important it is to stop this trend of writing horrible headlines about women, painting us as bitter, angry, insecure, heartbroken, childless, feuding, backstabbing monsters because whether we want to admit it or not, it changes the way all women view themselves. And shame on these websites for now targeting an even younger demographic, instilling this at an earlier age when girls are even more susceptible, more vulnerable and more malleable. When we write these headlines we teach hate. I've seen it firsthand. Let's shift what we put into the universe starting now, & hopefully we will start to see a shift in the way we treat each other & view ourselves❤

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Nina and Ian dated for several years when they were filming The CW's "The Vampire Diaries". They broke up in 2013. Ian married Nikki in 2015 after dating for nearly a year. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Bodhi Soleil, in August 2017.

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