Nikki Reed’s Instagram Note is Even More Important Than Photo with Nina Dobrev
The end of The Vampire Diaries is almost here, which is sad in many ways, but in other respects, it’s the only way we could’ve seen all our favorites — like Nina Dobrev, Steven R. McQueen, Kayla Ewell & Chris Wood — back in one place! It also means the reunion of former real-life loves Nina & Ian Somerhalder, which many have been anxiously awaiting. And, let us tell you, the reunion was more than anyone could’ve hoped for.
Not only did the two recently pose for pictures with each other, but the snapshots included Ian’s wife, Nikki Reed, the one who everyone called out for ~betraying~ her friend, Nina:
Above is the picture the 28-year-old TVD actress posted on her Instagram, along with the caption, “Can’t believe how time flies. Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All ❤”
Below is the picture the 28-year-old Twilight alum posted on her Instagram:
These pics were important for fans to see, to prove that there’s no drama among the trio… but Nikki’s caption is even more important. “For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way,” Nikki begins. “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 Hollywood Life 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,” she continues, “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.”
Here’s the meat of the story: “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. And that’s what these magazines, websites and blogs don’t understand. That is the harmful unintended consequence of their bullsh*t 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,” she concludes. “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❤”
So, there you have it. All love isn’t lost. In fact, it seems like all the love is still there.
11 stars, including Ian Somerhalder, who posed with their ex-bae & next-bae at the same time: