Ian Somerhalder is sticking up for his new leading lady, Nikki Reed. Since Nikki was friends with Nina Dobrev and is now dating Ian, fans slammed her for breaking girl code on Twitter. So, Ian came to her defense in a shocking new Instagram message.
Ian Somerhalder, 35, is sending a really clear message to all those bashing his new girl — don’t mess with Nikki Reed! With their romance heating up, Nikki,26, is taking a lot of flack for breaking girl code for dating her good friend Nina Dobrev‘s ex. Ian has had enough and is coming to Nikki’s defense by firing back to those who are criticizing their new relationship.
Ian Somerhalder Defends Nikki Reed
After seeing some fans negative reactions to his new romance with Nikki, the hunky actor decided to take a stand and defend his new relationship.
An Instagram user (see pic above) had plenty to say about the hot new romance, and some not-so-nice thoughts about the Twilight actress. Like the following:
Good friends dont steal their friends’ boyfriends or exes; that’s the main issue. No friend should ever do that. Its immoral-not to mention getting back to the dating arena right after a divorce…i think nikki needs to pull herself together and spend some time alone… she is totally acting like a teenager not a grown woman… grown people do not act that irresponsibly jump into marriages and get a quick divorce and date right after… that is a sign that she is doing something wrong in the relationship arena…
The angry fan continued with her thoughts, even going so far as to compare Ian and Nikk’s situation with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘s relationship, and that was when Ian felt the need to respond.
So, Ian took the liberty of responding in two separate messages.
“Ummm, everyone- I hate to break it to you but… You have zero clue what really goes on in other peoples’ lives. It does you or anyone else any good at all to project negative energy out there. There is no harm here, I ask you to back off with your negativity, focus that energy elsewhere In a positive manner and let people live their lives. It’s only fair. Thank you and good night,” The Vampire Diaries actor said.
Lastly, he added, “Feel free to write me back. I’m all ears as long as you are. Compassion compassion compassion – find it, use it, love it. The world needs a GREAT deal more of it.”
Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed’s Romance Heats Up
Nikki is not the only one who is being scrutinized. Ian’s ex, Nina, took to her Instagram on July 21, where she basically called her ex a “fool.”
The telling message reads, “Pretty words aren’t always true and true words aren’t always pretty.” The stunning actress took a clear shot at Ian, captioning the pic, “A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool” — Ouch!
Meanwhile, Ian and Nikki have been heating up. The couple were spotted getting hot and sweaty together on July 20 when they went out for a run before visiting the Studio City Farmers’ Market and showing plenty of PDA.
The new pair have been good friends for many years, and back when Nikki was married to Paul McDonald they all used to go on double dates. This has caused many to wonder if Nikki has crossed the line and has broken the sacred girl code.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Nikki broke girl code? Should Ian have defended Nikki?
— Caitlin Beck