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The Vampire Diaries: We're worried about the Delena hookup

Elena and Damon to hook up on The Vampire Diaries, but can the actors sell the chemistry?

It's no secret that things have been a little awkward for Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev on The Vampire Diaries set.

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After calling off their long-term relationship back in the summer of 2013, the two appeared to be amicable and even spoke publicly about remaining friends. But all of that seemed to shatter this season when Somerhalder moved on to a quickly serious relationship with Nikki Reed.

Rumors of jealousy and hurt feelings have plagued the set since, and it's shown through in their characters' chemistry on the show. It's been a bit rough. Luckily, we've had Caroline and Stefan's will-they-or-won't-they tension to pick up the slack. Still, there's a noticeable discontent between Elena and Damon that doesn't just have to do with her memory loss.

It seems like things are only going to get more confusing on the show, because executive producer, Julie Plec, confirmed to E! News, "I can tell you that the hookup is... people who like rain will be very happy."

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In other words, Elena will be running back into Damon's arms after Kai's pesky invisibility spell is lifted. Damon and Elena shared a kiss in the rain in Episode 7 of this season when we saw flashbacks of the beginning of Damon and Elena's relationship.

And I'm definitely nervous by this notion of the two of them hitting the sack together.

Don't get me wrong, I'm an all-out Delena shipper. Those two better end up together, otherwise I'm all for Elena ending up by herself to go explore the world or something.

But, for one, I kinda feel bad for these actors. I sure know that I would have a really rough time pretending to sleep with one of my exes, no matter how long ago we broke up. That's just weird!

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And second, given that even their chemistry scenes seem forced, I can only imagine how much faking it is going to be involved in an actual love scene. It's not like they're going to go have coffee to bond before they film. I doubt Reed would be up for that, and the two costars are reportedly hanging on by the threads of their contracts as it is.

Despite all the tension, it was confirmed that The Vampire Diaries has been renewed for another season. It seems like The CW is keeping its fingers crossed that these two actors will be able to figure out their onscreen romance, if not their personal life, just like the rest of us.

The Vampire Diaries returns Jan. 22 on The CW.

Do you think Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev can sell a love scene on The Vampire Diaries despite their on-set tension?

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