Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed with their dogs.Instagram/Ian Somerhalder

Nikki Reed has reportedly been banned from the sets of "The Vampire Diaries", because the show's producers are worried that they might lose Nina Dobrev.

As reported earlier, Reed is currently dating Ian Somerhalder, who previously dated Dobrev before the two called it quits sometime in 2013. But since Somerhalder and Reed got together sometime in July, the actor has been flaunting his relationship in Dobrev's face, and this is said to have made things uncomfortable on the sets of "The Vampire Diaries."

Reed hanging out with Somerhalder, on the show's Atlanta set in Georgia, has increased tension between the former love birds, reports indicate.

"Ian and Nikki's relationship is causing a lot of drama, to the point where the producers have asked Ian not to bring Nikki to set when Nina is there because they are very worried about losing her. They worry that the show would fall apart without her," a source told HollywoodLife.

Although Dobrev is unlikely to call it quits in the middle of the season, producers want to avoid anything that would prompt her to quit the show.

"It's unlikely that Nina would try to get out of her contract in the middle of this season, but it's something producers are worried about. It would be very costly for Nina to get out of her contract now, but things like that have happened before, so everyone's walking on eggshells with her. Not to mention the fact that Nina hasn't signed anything for anything beyond season six," the source added.

Ever since they got together, Somerhalder and Reed have been flaunting their relationship on social networking sites. But not all fans are happy with their budding romance. Several of them have expressed their dislike of the "Twilight" actress, and this became too much for Somerhalder to handle that he told fans that "If you hate Nikki then you must hate me…"

"You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I'm not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don't even know the person you're talking about," Somerhalder added.