It was the bail heard 'round the worl: Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries.
The actress made the announcement via Instagram, writing "I've just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn't just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party."
While the reality of her departure sinks in for TVD fans everywhere, emotions are running understandably high. Even though season seven is going to go on as planned, people are not taking the news well. Change is hard, you guys!
For starters, a lot of fans are just concerned about where The Vampire Diaries is going to go without their beloved Elena. Even though TVD mainstays like like Ian Somerhalder and Candice Accola are returning, the world seems to be especially attached to Nina.
nina dobrev left tvd my life is over— Jam Geronimo (@jamsdiamonds) April 7, 2015
What is TVD without Nina Dobrev?????!!!!? This is too much. What madness is this ?— Erika Rabara (@erikarabara) April 7, 2015
Just saw @ninadobrev's instagram and I'm so sad :( Will miss you in TVD, you are amazing!— Tanya Burr (@TanyaBurr) April 7, 2015
so i woke up to nina dobrev leaving tvd, can people just stop walking away from amazing things— kels (@fourzaynn) April 7, 2015
Being hungover and seeing @ninadobrev is leaving vampire diaries is just a recipe for tears ?— jodie hotchen (@_Jodie_H) April 7, 2015
Cause of death: Nina dobrev leaving #TheVampireDiaries— Little Monroe? (@SmellyMellyyyyy) April 7, 2015
Then there are the truly traumatized folks who have barely had time to recuperate from the great Zayn Malik Abandonment of 2015. It takes a truly brave soul to hold it together through two legendary breakups in such a short time.
JAKE T AUSTIN LEFT THE FOSTERS, NINA DOBREV IS LEAVING TVD, AND ZAYN LEFT ONE DIRECTION WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE WORLD— kaelyn | 10 days (@espinosaftmgc) April 7, 2015
Zayn left One Direction and now Nina Dobrev is leaving TVD my life is a lie i dont understand— cess (@YUNGCESSY) April 7, 2015
I didn't cry over Zayn... but why do you have to leave too Nina Dobrev? pic.twitter.com/6ytDztTxL9— Josh Movilla (@mo_ovsss) April 7, 2015
First Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and now Nina Dobrev leaving The Vampire Diaries?! FML! first my fav band, now my fav tv show? WHY?!— a loves z (@eliumalik) April 7, 2015
first zayn leaves 1d, then nina dobrev leaves TVD what is going on way to kick me while I'm down NINA.— giovanna raheb (@giovannaraheb) April 7, 2015
First Zayn Malik and now Nina Dobrev. 2015 is the year of leaving. Protect your faves at all cost, and may the odds be ever in your favour.— ??. (@dxIena) April 7, 2015
Just when I get over Zayn leaving my favorite band. Nina Dobrev leaves my favorite show ? #TheVampireDiaries— Bryauna? (@ItsBryauna) April 7, 2015
why is everything I like ending? Zayn leaving now Nina dobrev leaving TVD Man stop my heart can only take so little at a time.— . (@Poopsberry) April 7, 2015
Seriously why are all my faves leaving first Zayn leaving 1D now Nina Dobrev leaving TVD I'm crying so hard I have to many feels— 1D Updates (@1DWWATUpdates) April 7, 2015
Some were just confused—but understandably so, since it's been a rough spring.
Wait. Now Nina Dobrev left 1D??— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) April 7, 2015
And then there's young child actor J.J. Totah, who is undoubtedly Nina's biggest fan. We're guessing he's so devastated that he has yet to rise out of bed and face a world without Elena.
He's probably even too sad to twerk. That, friends, is to know true sorrow.