Vampire Diaries Season 8 will be back this October. The CW’s hit supernatural TV show will finally come to an end after eight seasons. Nina Dobrev left after the sixth season yet fans still hope she’ll be back. Her co-star and ex Ian Somerhalder seems to have an impact on her departure. But as fans want her back on the show, how does Ian take it?

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder’s characters Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore surely created a huge fanbase among TVD Fanatics. The onscreen chemistry between the two eventually turned real. Sadly, fans learned about their split. Next thing fans knew, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed became a thing and then, got married.

Rumours surrounded Ian and Nikki’s marriage. Likewise, there were reports that Nikki doesn’t want Nina to return on The Vampire Diaries. Now that the production has decided to wrap up the show, will they give in to the fans’ request for Nina to return? But what about Ian Somerhalder, especially that rumours mentioned his wife doesn’t agree with Nina’s comeback?

It seems the pair is perfectly fine nowadays. Ian Somerhalder took to Instagram to share how he’s lucky to have Nikki by his side. The actor shared a sexy PDA photo of him and his wife with the caption, “My new screen saver for sure… Brother @ernestoriley thanks for snapping this sweet photo of me and my better half. I am the luckiest man on earth. Literally.”

See Vampire Diaries Season 8 Cast Ian Somerhalder photo here.

Meanwhile, fans are still waiting for the confirmation if Elena Gilbert will be part of the final season. Showrunner Julie Plec admitted their plans to have her back yet if negotiations won’t work, reports revealed that she already has plans on the last and final episode.

“These are discussions that go on, hopefully she’ll be back, but should it not work out, Julie has planned out a great series finale for fans,” CW boss Mark Pedowitz earlier said.