While it is true that The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev is currently single, is she also trying to win back her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder?

The 27-year-old actress recently posted a photo of her killer summer-ready body on Instagram. Dobrev was wearing a two-piece bikini while playing beach volleyball. She captioned her photo “Set goals… SMASH them #committosomething.”

Many fans reportedly believe that Dobrev posted the photo to get the attention of her former lover and The Vampire Diaries cast member Ian Somerhalder. Although that may be a possibility, it doesn’t seem to be the case here. Somerhalder is happily married to actress Nikki Reed. Dobrev, on the other hand, is enjoying the single life after breaking up with Austin Stowell after seven months of dating.

A source told E! News that the two separated because of their busy schedules, but “remain on good terms.” Meanwhile, Stowell is rumored to be dating Battle of the Sexes co-star Emma Stone.

Meanwhile, a Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder reunion in The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is imminent. According to Hollywood Life, the show’s executive producer, Julie Plec, confirmed that the Nina Dobrev will re-join The Vampire Diaries cast as Elena. She is expected to appear in the final episodes of the show.

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“It’s what she and I kind of agreed on when she decided to move on, and it’s what I’ve got in my head,” Plec said. “I’m sticking with my side of the plan, which is to bring her back at the very end.”

Although the show’s execs have not confirmed if The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will be the last outing, there are rumors that Elena will return to the show to save Damon’s life. In the final episode of Season 7, Damon heard Elena’s voice in the vault.

[3.01] When Damon gave Elena her necklace. 💙 #TVD

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It is speculated that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 plot will show Damon and Enzo going on a killing spree since they are possessed by the evil creature they encountered in the vault. Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie and the others will try to save them.

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Bonnie may decide to sacrifice herself to save Damon and Enzo from eternal destruction. TVD fans may recall that if Bonnie dies, Elena will be brought back to life. Interestingly, The Vampire Diaries cast member Kat Graham has announced that Season 8 will mark her final appearance as Bonnie.

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The Vampire Diaries release date is scheduled for fall this year.