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Fans of "The Vampire Diaries" characters Damon and Elena are in for a treat when the series returns on Thursday, as it will see the two finally sharing a passionate kiss.

The promo for the upcoming episode shows Elena expressing a desire to pick up from where she left off with Damon, following which they share a kiss. But a new report claims Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, who plays Damon and Elena, were not looking forward to the kiss, considering their tense off-screen chemistry.

"But it was only the promise of ending the show soon that made them both suck it up and go for it," reported Celeb Dirty Laundry.

Reports of rumoured tension between Somerhalder and Dobrev have been doing the rounds for close to six months now, ever since Somerhalder started dating Nikki Reed. It was also stated that things between the two became so uncomfortable that Dobrev requested show producers to limit their on-screen time together.

But according to a Gossip Cop report, there seems to be no truth to these stories, and she remains in friendly terms with her former boyfriend. Dobrev has reportedly known for a while now that Somerhalder was getting serious with Reed, and their recent engagement did not come as a devastating shock to her.

Meanwhile, Delena fans have been raving about the kiss on social networking platforms.
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