The 28-year-old actress put rumors of a feud to rest by reuniting with Somerhalder, her ex-boyfriend and Vampire Diaries co-star, and Reed, whom the actor married in 2015, for dinner this week.
"Can't believe how time flies. Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All [love]," she captioned a photo of herself with the couple on Instagram.
Somerhalder and Reed also shared pictures with Dobrev on their respective accounts. The 38-year-old actor and 28-year-old actress addressed past speculation at length in their captions.
"After years of websites pretending these two bad[expletive] ladies knew each other well and baseless, false information of back stabbing and hatred from low-brow websites filled the minds and hearts of fans... They were finally able to get together for their first real dinner. Let's stop spreading hate everyone, there's already too much of that right now in our world," Somerhalder wrote.
"For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. 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," Reed added.
For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. 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. 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 bullshit 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❤
Dobrev and Somerhalder started dating after meeting on the set of The Vampire Diaries, and split in 2013 after more than two years together. The actress told E! News after Somerhalder's wedding that her friendship with the actor was "still strong."
"When I heard about the wedding, I thought it was beautiful. They look happy and I am happy, and so I don't see why there should be a problem with that. The drama is in the media, it's not with us," she said.
Dobrev, who left The Vampire Diaries after Season 6, confirmed in January that she will reprise Elena Gilbert on the show's series finale. The CW series will come to a close Mar. 10 after eight seasons.