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Paul Wesley Leaves ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Episode 1? Phoebe Tonkin Break Up to Blame [Rumors]
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Paul Wesley Leaves ‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Episode 1? Phoebe Tonkin Break Up to Blame [Rumors]

Vampire Diaries Season 8 has not even started filming and rumors of cancellation and casts leaving have already flooded the internet.

Season 7 for the Vampire Diaries has been quite a rough one with Nina Dobrev, who played as Elena, leaving the series. Ratings have plummeted, moving the show to a Friday night “death” slot, reports Inquisitr.

Just a few months ago, speculation was that Vampire Diaries Season 8 was the last of the installment. This rumor started when Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in the series, told attendees of a Q&A at Nashville’s Walker Stalker Con “We have decided one last season to really do the story justice.”

A few days later, the actor clarified his statement via Twitter that he did not mean anything negative, clarifying that it will be the last season for him and not the installment.

The actor tweeted “Hey all, so… Last weekend I talked to an audience at a Q&A about the end of #TVD and how excited I was to make what I believe – my last year – be as great as possible.” 

Will Paul Wesley Be Leaving Vampire Diaries Season 8?

With one of the Salvatore brothers exiting by the end of Season 8, fans may be wondering what will happen with Damon’s younger brother Stefan (Paul Wesley).

Quite recently, rumors that Paul Wesley is also leaving the series started surfacing along with speculations that the actor and his girlfriend, former Vampire Diaries co-star, Phoebe Tonkin, have broken up.

According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the couple might be in the verge of breaking up and the Vampire Diaries Season 8 is to be blamed.

Since Dobrev leaving the series and the ratings dropping, there is tremendous pressure on Wesley and the cast to bring back its viewers this upcoming season.

With high expectations from the production, lead actor Paul Wesley must definitely be feeling the pressure. This might be the reason why Wesley and Tonkin has not been seen together much in the past few months.

The star, however, has not confirmed yet if he has plans to leave the show anytime soon nor has he clarified rumors about his breakup with Tonkin.


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  • Awesome Art Digital

    Hey Francesca Osorio, do you really call this News reporting? All you have done here was quote from other sites that make shit up. Paul Wesley is NOT leaving the show, no one is, Season 8 is the final season and ALL actors are under contract, that means they can’t leave, besides that why would actors leave when they know the show will end at the end of the season, which by the way is only going to be 16 episodes. i suggest in the future when writing an article is to get your facts straight, stop quoting other sites of their stupid rumor report they made up. If you want to be an actual writer I suggest that you investigate first before writting.

    • ebeth

      Not to mention it’s pretty clear by Paul and Phoebe’s twitter accounts that they are still very much together!

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