Nina Dobrev NOT “Devastated” Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Are Engaged, Despite Made Up Claim

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By Michael Lewittes


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Nina Dobrev is not “devastated” that Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are engaged, despite a completely manufactured report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story, which was published by the serial fabricators at HollywoodLife.

According to the often inaccurate webloid, No one has taken the news harder” about the engagement than Somerhalder’s ex-girlfriend and “Vampire Diaries” co-star Dobrev. After claiming Dobrev is “shocked,” “upset” and “devastated” about the engagement news, HollywoodLies, er, HollywoodLife then quotes a so-called “source” as saying, “She can’t believe this is all happening so fast.” Then to cover themselves when there are no pictures of Dobrev looking despondent, the phony “source” adds, “Nina will put on a brave face and say all the right things. But inside it’s killing her.”

Here’s what happening: Reed and Somerhalder got engaged, and so HollywoodLife needed to create a unique angle to garner search traffic. The site seemingly came up with the Dobrev “devastated” angle, but it’s 100 percent not true.

Dobrev works and remains friendly with Somerhalder. She’s known for months that he’s gotten serious with Reed, with whom she’s also friendly. His engagement was neither a shock nor anything that devastated her. A mutual friend of Gossip Cop and Dobrev’s, who’s in constant contact with her, assures us that the webloid’s latest tale is total “BS.”

HollywoodLife’s track record with Dobrev is not good. A few months ago, the blog tried to peddle a rumor about her having Reed “banned” from the set of “Vampire Diaries.” It was a story that Gossip Cop’s impeccable sources not only debunked, but was also provably wrong over time. But what’s actually “devastating” here is that HollywoodLife, a site geared towards women, constantly makes up stories that takes successful women and presents them as weak and dependent on men. It’s a shameful formula the webloid has employed for years, be it with Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, or Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. It’s time HollywoodLife stops disrespecting the women it writes about.

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