Ian Somerhalder is certainly not shy about making his feelings for girlfriend, Nikki Reed known! The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actor went on an Instagram rant to stick up for his leading lady, and to tell his fans to, ‘please put your negative energy elsewhere.’
Ian Somerhalder, 35, and Nikki Reed, 26, have heated up quickly since the longtime friends were first spotted getting hot and heavy together while on a run on July 19. The hunky Vampire Diaries star took to Instagram to ask his fans to please support his new relationship, as well as to rave about his, “magical” girlfriend!
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Ian is sticking up for his lady! E! News reports that over the weekend, Ian took to Instagram to set his fans straight and to sing his praises of the Twilight actress. “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,” Ian wrote. “Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about.”
According to the site, Ian then addressed the women who were bashing Nikki. “Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What’s the answer? Is it yes? If it is—then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense—you’re spreading horrible energy into the world,” he wrote. “Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You’ll find that she’s a magical person doing great things in the world.”
Wow, definitely some strong feelings, but the actor was not done yet.
He concluded his rant saying, “I’m sickened and saddened by the fans’ response to all this. Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn’t be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me…That’s sad. Have an amazing day!”
Back in August, Ian opened up to E! at the Creative Arts Emmy’s and told them, “I couldn’t be happier if I tried.”
We are officially swooning! Such a sweet couple!
We are sure that Ian will not let those who do not approve of his relationship get him down. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the couple was spotted out on Aug. 31, visiting Seduction Love Boutique, and a source told us exclusively that they could not keep their hands off one another as they shopped!
A source said, “Both of them were laughing and kissing through the entire store, they always had a hand on each other and the girl was all over Ian the entire time. People usually come to the store and buy one or two things but they went all out. Everyone in the store after they left were joking that he probably should have got the 50 Shades role since he is obviously living it in real life.”
Clearly these two are smitten with one another!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you glad that Ian took the time to address those who do not like his relationship? Do you like Ian and Nikki together? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck