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Canadian actress, Nina Dobrev

So long Elena! Nina Dobrev, but you might know her as Elena Gilbert, in the popular TV Show, The Vampire Diaries is slated to leave the show in May, after its six year run. The original cast member of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries confirmed this last Monday via her Instagram account that she’ll depart the show after this season.

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Promo Poster for season six of TVD

Her exit from the show comes at a time when the show itself has lost a number of its regulars, e.g. Tyler (Michael Trevino) aka (everyone’s favorite werewolf), and her on-screen brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) as well as Marguerite MacIntyre’s Sheriff Forbes.

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Elena with the Salvatore brothers, Stefan (left), Damon (right)

During the  six-season run of the show, Dobrev also has played Elena’s doppelgangers’(creepy look-a –likes) Katherine, Amara and Tatia, in addition to serving as the central love interest for on-screen brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, who also happens to be her real life ex-boyfriend).

Her plans after TVD? Well, she said, via her Instagram post that she is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm. What’s a show without its female lead?

VD won’t be the same without Elena.

By, Vera Maina