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Nikki Reed And Nina Dobrev Send Positive Message To Young Girls Everywhere

02/08/2017 12:17 EST

Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev put an end to all those bad blood rumours.

The vampire-playing friends have long been accused of hating each other ever since Reed, 28, married Dobrev's ex and former "The Vampire Diaries" co-star, Ian Somerhalder, 38, in 2015.

Dobrev, 28, left "The Vampire Diaries" that same year but assured fans her decision had nothing to do with Somerhalder.

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❤

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"For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumours with silence was the best way," Reed wrote in the caption of a photo she posted of the trio on Instagram. "So here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women."

"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," Reed continued. "Teaching girls that you have to hate other girls only breeds a generation of women who believe you have to hate other women."

The actress, musician and activist went on to call out "low-brow websites" and "bullshit stories" that paint women as "bitter, angry, insecure, heartbroken, childless, feuding, backstabbing monsters."

Somerhalder also shared the image, echoing his wife's sentiment and clarifying that two brunettes weren't as close as the media made them out to be.

"After years of websites pretending these two badass 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 finally were able to get together for their first real dinner," he wrote.

Dobrev also shared an image of the trio with a much simpler caption: "Can't believe how time flies. Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All ❤".

The Bulgarian-Canadian actress has been on a bit of a trip down memory lane posting numerous photos of her "The Vampire Diaries" co-stars, scripts and set in honour of her return for the show's series finale which is scheduled to air later this year.

I know it's Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever

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Dobrev and Somerhalder dated from 2010 to 2013 but remained friends long after their split. The friendly exes even addressed their breakup at the 2014 People's Choice Awards when they accepted an award for “Best Chemistry.”

Here's hoping their on-screen chemistry is still just as strong for the finale!

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