Star of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Quits the Show — Here’s Her Farewell Message to Fans

Apr 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The star of the supernatural drama series “The Vampire Diaries,” a staple on the CW since 2009, is off the show. Nina Dobrev, who stars as Elena Gilbert on the series, announced her departure Monday in an Instagram message to her fans.

Here’s Dobrev’s announcement:

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

vampire diaries-title-cast


  1. Do you want to become a vampire… or do you just want a taste?
    Whatever your desire, we can fulfill it! Contact our Mystical Vampire Home at vanpirewrd001@yahoo.com

    Be sure you want it,
    because there’s
    no turning back…
    Our highly skilled vampires can alter your very essence, turning you
    into a real vampire.

  2. Please don’t leave the show we will miss u soooooo much. Your the best thing that ever happen to this show. You & Damon are my favourite charcters in the show u make such a cute couple in the show

  3. I watched all the season so mad it had to end I wanted it to continue again

  4. Hate that it ended wish stayed for ever:'(

  5. is it not crazy of me afte the show finished
    i started seeing it
    i saw 6 seasons in one month
    and now i am crying nina please be back

  6. Can’t imagine that there’s a end to all this gr8ness ,your a inspiration to all of us !!*

  7. please nina come back i love you with Stephen please come back i wnt to see you again u r really awesome

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)