It will be a heartbreaking episode for “The Vampire Diaries” fans as Damon Salvatore seems to have really moved on from Elena Gilbert and will reportedly hook up with Bonnie.

According to Design and Trends, Damon will cheat on Elena, which was played by Nina Dobrev, and will have a one-night stand with Bonnie (Kat Graham).

However, executive producer Julie Plec clarified that Damon did not have an affair with Bonnie behind Elena’s back.

In season 6, Elena gave her blessing to Damon that he should live his life to the fullest while she is in a deep sleep. Plec stressed that is exactly what Damon did when he hooked up with another woman.

“Elena’s parting words to Damon involved a request for him to ‘live his life.’ The subtext in that was not to be a monk and not to retreat in isolation. But I’ll be honest, I’m not sure he would have ever been with another woman if he hadn’t thought he had just burned his one true love to ash,” Plec told Entertainment Weekly.

Plec explained that Damon’s one night stand with Bonnie should not be considered as cheating but just a questionable act. “In our mind, Elena gave Damon permission to live his life to the fullest without her in it,” she said.

Elena has been put in a deep sleep since Dobrev left the show after season six. The actress had earlier confirmed that she will not be coming back to TVD.

Meanwhile, Plec also revealed that there will be some challenges in Damon and Bonnie’s friendship in the upcoming episodes. The executive producer said Damon will be making terrible decisions and one of those will affect Bonnie. He will also try his best to seek forgiveness from his best friend, but Bonnie will hold a grudge against him.

When asked whether there is hope for a Bamon relationship, Plec said, “I can’t comment on future pairings because my mind changes a lot.”

“The Vampire Diaries” season 7 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on CW.