Is 'TVD' Imitating Ian & Nina's Real Relationship?

You know the saying art imitates reality? Well The Vampire Diaries seems to be taking that concept quite literally these days. We already knew TVD Season 6 was going to be chock-full of many twists and turns. (Heck, there's even talk of some time travel being involved.) However, this latest TVD trailer seems to reflect a certain underlying truth to it, in regards to the current state of Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev's relationship (or rather, lack of a relationship). So what do I mean exactly?

As I assume most of you already know, Somerhalder is currently dating Twilight star Nikki Reed. In fact, the happy couple have even adopted a horse, moved in together, and apparently have one hell of a sex life (which sounds super expensive, btw). That can't be easy for Dobrev to hear. Hell, it's hard for all of us to hear. Just the idea of Delena being a genuine, real-life couple brought a great deal of comfort to fans and made it almost OK that Somerhalder wasn't available for our own pursuits. Almost.

But now that his newfound relationship is blossoming so quickly, it feels as though Dobrev's lost him all over again… which is exactly the message this TVD teaser seems to be sending. Observe…

In the video we see a completely distraught Elena still pining over the loss of her beloved Damon. (Sound familiar?) The whole clip basically feels like an ode to their actual relationship and fully encapsulates everything the duo (probably) went through during their actual break up. Such as…

Looking at Old Photos of You As a Couple

The trailer kicks off with Elena staring at a framed photograph of the two of them together, while her voiceover thanks Damon for giving her everything she ever wanted. Who hasn't done that after a break up? (And by "that" I, of course, mean stare at pictures of Ian Somerhalder.)

A Flashback Montage

When a relationship ends, it's only natural to look back at the happier times and grow nostalgic over what the two of you used to have. Nina… I mean, Elena… goes through the same kind of grieving process as flashbacks of several of their steamy hook-ups appear before our very eyes. (Thanks for this, writers!)

Throwing Random Objects

Just like the 7 Stages of Grief, anger plays a very important role in any break up. You're bitter that things didn't work out, especially if he's already started seeing someone else. (What does she have that I don't?!?!) It's enough to drive anyone a little crazy. For Elena, this includes breaking glass windows. But on the bright side, at least she didn't burn a house down. Well, not yet anyway.

Drinking Too Much

Caroline reprimands Elena for her excessive blood intake lately, which can pretty much parallel our own drinking habits during a breakup — though ours is usually in reference to alcohol and not blood. But you know… to each their own.

Smelling Your Ex's Clothes

Hey, we've all been there. And as if we wouldn't all do the exact same thing if we found a Damon shirt just lying around.

Being Told to Move On

Successfully nailing the final stake in Delena's demise, we see Damon actually urging Elena to stop wallowing in depression and to "move on." Granted, he's probably saying this because he doesn't think he'll ever be able to return from wherever he is. However, this could literally be the exact same words Somerhalder might say to Dobrev if she's having a hard time coping with his new romance. It just seems a little too on-the-money, TVD. And I'm not sure we (or Dobrev) are ready to face the truth quite so head-on.

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