Even though he's also going to be out in the world exploring new opportunities, we look forward to finding creative ways to make sure he and his character, Tyler Lockwood always remain a part of the show." It comes after Nina Dobrev also announced she was quitting.
Writing on Instagram, she said: "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.
I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.
The actor - who has played hunky werewolf Tyler Lockwood since 2009 - has now confirmed that the current season will be his last on the supernatural drama.
"I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May.
"Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever." Julie Plec said: "Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful.
After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of The Vampire Diries has reached a level of closeness that I don't think any of us ever expected.
is full of hot actors and actresses so it’s not that surprising to find out how many of the stars have actually dated one another.
The exits come weeks after Steven R Mc Queen left the show as Elena's brother Jeremy, and two years after the Original family left to star in their own spin-off The Originals.I am rewatching the whole series I'm pretty sure it is either the en of season 2 or the beginning of season 3 because I know tyler kisses her and I think she is dating Matt and she goes gosh everybody just needs to stop kissing me!