The cast and the production staff gathered for one last time in a big parting party after the show wrapped up filming their eighth and final season. Present in the celebratory event was Nina, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Candice King, Kat Graham, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Sara Canning, Kayla Ewell, Michael Malarkey.
Nina penned an emotional "true final goodbye" letter to her TVD family on Instagram right after she shot her last scene for the Vampire Diaries forever, "Coming back for the series finale has been a whirlwind of emotion, nostalgia, love, tears of joy and bittersweet endings. It feels like the beautiful closure we all needed, myself included, and I couldn't have been happier to come home to be with my TVD set family and friends."
"From the bottom of my heart, I send you my biggest thanks for the countless years of implicit dedication, passion, support, and undying love from all the fans that have stuck with us on this truly amazing and beautiful journey. As this last chapter ends, we welcome and look forward to going on to the next adventure and hope that you continue to follow us as our new journeys begin," she said, expressing her gratitude towards the fans for sticking out with them the whole eight years of the series' run. She also said viewers will be "happy with the show's conclusion".
She also left a message to the cast and production staff of the show, "We are all pieces of a big puzzle and without every truly amazing cast and crew member, this magical puzzle would not be complete. Thank you for all your hard work, friendship and love. You have touched my heart in ways you will never know."
Being the sweet girl that she is, Nina closed her farewell letter as her numerous characters on the show Katherine, Amara, Tatia, and of course, Elena Gilbert with the hashtags #TVDForever and #FangsForTheMemories.
Whatever the series ending is, the eight seasons was indeed a good run! We'll surely miss The Vampire Diaries!