"It Was A Goodbye Party" - Nina Dobrev Bids Farewell To 'The Vampire Diaries' 5 years ago

"It Was A Goodbye Party" - Nina Dobrev Bids Farewell To 'The Vampire Diaries'

Fans of hit TV show The Vampire Diaries have expressed their dismay on social media this morning after it was revealed that Nina Dobrev has quit her role.

Dobrev, who plays Elena on the popular show, confirmed the news on her Instagram account.

“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,” she wrote.

“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."

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Nina pictured recently.

“I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger,” she continued.

“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,” she concluded.

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Julie Plec of the show, added; “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.

“Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold.

“We will miss Nina and the 400 characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.”

Meanwhile, Plec also confirmed that Michael Trevino is set to leave the show too.