Friendly exes, indeed!
Nina Dobrev joined ex-boyfriend and The Vampire Diaries costar Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed for dinner this week, and posted an adorable photo to mark the occasion.
“Can’t believe how time flies,” Dobrev, 28, captioned the photo of the three friends. “Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All [love].”
Dobrev and Somerhalder dated for several years before calling it quits in 2013. In 2015, Somerhalder, 38, married Twilight alum Reed after dating for nearly a year.
The Vampire Diaries costars, whose characters dated each other on the show, have remained close friends throughout the years. Dobrev even helped Somerhalder deliver his dog Nietzsche’s puppies.
Reed, 28, also documented the sweet reunion dinner on Instagram — along with a lengthy message about how negative feud rumours can have a strong impact on those involved.
“For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way,” Reed captioned the photo. “Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about ‘friends backstabbing friends’, ”cheating exes’, or ‘cast members exiting shows’ on low-brow websites like hollywoodlife that are just perpetuating trends that preceded us. Yuck. I now see that silence was taken as an opportunity to fill in the blanks with even more falsities, and juicer stories, and we, yes WE, believe we have a moral responsibility to young girls to end that narrative, because at the end of all of this, those young girls are the ones who lose.”
“Their passion and endless devotion for a TV show is being taken advantage of, replaced with feelings of anger through divisive techniques, & even worse, their minds are being shaped & molded as their view of themselves, other girls, & what those dynamics should look like are being formed,” she continued. “So here’s to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women. Because at the end of the day, that’s what this is about: teaching girls that you have to hate other girls only breeds a generation of women who believe you have to hate other women.”
The post continued: “And that’s what these magazines, websites and blogs don’t understand. That is the harmful unintended consequence of their bullsh– stories and we have a moral responsibility to fix that. Let’s turn this page together, as we all walk into the next chapter peacefully. And finally, let’s use this as an example of how important it is to stop this trend of writing horrible headlines about women, painting us as bitter, angry, insecure, heartbroken, childless, feuding, backstabbing monsters because whether we want to admit it or not, it changes the way all women view themselves. And shame on these websites for now targeting an even younger demographic, instilling this at an earlier age when girls are even more susceptible, more vulnerable and more malleable. When we write these headlines we teach hate. I’ve seen it firsthand. Let’s shift what we put into the universe starting now, & hopefully we will start to see a shift in the way we treat each other & view ourselves.”
Though Dobrev announced she was leaving the show at the end of season 6, she recently announced that she will be returning for the final series’ final hour.
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com