‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Nina Dobrev Returns For Paul Wesley? Ian Somerhalder Given Minor Role?

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM EDT

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  • Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley
  • Nina Dobrev is reportedly returning in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 for Paul Wesley and not for Ian Somerhalder.
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Millions of fans are now excited for the upcoming debut of "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8. Now, new reports are claiming that Nina Dobrev is returning for Paul Wesley and not for Ian Somerhalder, whose character has reportedly been reduced to a minor role.

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 8 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Nina Dobrev Returns For Paul Wesley Reunion? Ian Somerhalder Now Playing Minor Role?

Celeb Dirty Laundry reports that Nina Dobrev is definitely returning in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 to reunite with Paul Wesley and not with Ian Somerhalder -- as most fans speculated. Sources have claimed that Julie Plec is now planning to revamp the Ela and Stefan tandem again after Damon got locked up inside the vault.

According to reports, Nina Dobrev is very much willing to return in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 to redeem The CW series' plummeting ratings. However, since she is reportedly not yet ready to film along with Ian Somerhalder, Julie Plec and the management have decided to reunite "The Final Girls" actress with Paul Wesley.

As a matter of fact, Paul Wesley is now very much excited for Nina Dobrev's return in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8. The "Amira & Sam" actor, who also directs the upcoming installment, took to Instagram to express his joy over the return of Ian Somerhalder's former girlfriend.

Insiders have claimed that Paul Wesley had begged Julie Plec to cast Nina Dobrev again in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 as she is the only person who can help the series take the lead again. Though Ian Somerhalder has not been very vocal about wanting his former ladylove back in the show, fans are convinced that he badly wants to reunite with the "Perks of Being A Wallflower" star.

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 8 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Hooking Up? Former Couple Cheating on Nikki Reed?

Meanwhile, GamenGuide has previously reported that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are secretly seeing each other again. Sources have claimed that "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 stars are cheating on Nikki Reed.

In fact, some fans are claiming that Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were spotted hooking up in a public place. Though these claims could possibly be true, neither of "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 stars have confirmed anything as of yet. So, fans should take everything with a grain of salt. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 spoilers, news and updates!

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