Ian Somerhalder news: 'Vampire Diaries' star experiences daily bliss, thanks to wife Nikki and their 'furry family members'


“Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder feels happy every single morning as he opens his eyes and sees who he gets to wake up with.

In his interview with People Magazine, he disclosed, “We’re under kitties and dogs, and it’s just pure bliss.”

Apart from sharing the bed with his wife Nikki Reeds, whom he married in April last year in Malibu, the “Vampire Diaries” star, who is also known for being a wildlife advocate, also shares it with some of his pets.

In his interview with the Los Angeles Confidential in July 2015, he said that the names of his pets amuses him as he thinks they are awesome.

“We have four dogs, three cats, and two horses. When I go through the names, I always sort of laugh and I kind of giggle out loud because it just sounds awesome. The horses are Millie and Eagle. The dogs are Enzo, Ira, Nietzsche, and Gerty. And the cats are Moke, Thursday, and Sohalia. They are such a dynamic group of little creatures and I’m just ecstatic to be able to be a part of it all and have those babies,” he said in the interview.

While it is true that Somerhalder and Reed are both known for the vampire roles that they have portrayed on “The Vampire Diaries” series and “Twilight” movies, respectively, what they are in real life is a far cry from the cold-hearted fictional characters. Fans and members of the media consider them as one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples.

When Somerhalder celebrated his 37th birthday in November last year, Reed posted on her official Instagram account a photo of a tree stump with the words “I love you.” She captioned the post by saying that Somerhalder is a gift to the world, a teacher of light, and a student of love. She also said that she wonders how it would be like “to see autumn arrive” through Somerhalder’s eyes and ended the Instagram post with another “I love you.”