Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed “Divorce” Report False

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Ian Somerhalder Divorce Nikki Reed

By Shari Weiss

Ian Somerhalder Divorce Nikki Reed

(Celeb Dirty Laundry/Ian Somerhalder Instagram)

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are not headed for divorce because Nina Dobrev may return to “The Vampire Diaries,” despite a baseless report. Gossip Cop can bust the ridiculous story.

“Ian Somerhalder Divorce: Nina Dobrev Season 8 The Vampire Diaries Return Strains Marriage To Nikki Reed?” asks Celeb Dirty Laundry in a headline. While it remains to be seen if Dobrev will make an appearance on the show’s upcoming final season, the site claims, “The only one who doesn’t want a steamy reunion of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ co-stars” is Reed.

The story continues, “Nikki and Ian are having marital problems, according to recent reports. If Nina does return for the final season of TVD, and there is a lot of conflicting information about whether she will or not, it could signal the end of Nikki and Ian’s marriage.” But rather than citing any actual sources, the outlet points to the above photo, which Somerhalder posted on Instagram a few days ago after Comic-Con.

The actor included a sweet caption, in which he wrote, “Thanks brother man for snapping this awesome symbolic shot of my better half and me. Wow, 3rd comic con with this human! My ‘Wifey’ aka my badass-life partner. Thanks for starting our production company with me and making all of my crazy dreams a reality. I can’t wait to produce some powerful and beautiful art with you which will one day be debuted right here.”

It’s an adoring message that actually goes to show how strong Somerhalder and Reed’s marriage is. But not according to CDL, which, in a massive reach, argues, “What Ian wrote with the photo should be a dead giveaway the actor’s marriage to Nikki is nearing an end… Why put wifey in quotations marks and call Nikki a bada**-life partner? Ian could have written wife and life partner, but that’s a bit redundant. Why not just write amazing wife?”

The webloid also adds, “Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder building a production company is no guarantee the couple won’t divorce. Nina Dobrev returning for season 8 of ‘The Vampire Diaries’? That just might be a deal breaker.” But this is all silly speculation.

It’s Celeb Dirty Laundry that has been spreading the aforementioned “marital problem” reports. In fact, Gossip Cop called out the blog earlier this month for falsely claiming Reed was worried about potential Somerhalder-Dobrev love scenes. That, too, was a speculative and source-less story.

There is no love triangle. There is no potential divorce. And this manufactured drama is more befitting of a TV plot line than real life.

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