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Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder was born in Louisiana on December 8, 1978. He began modeling as a kid, and decided to purse acting after high school. His first big role was as one of the leads in 2000’s short-lived “Dawson’s Creek” spinoff, “Young Americans.” He would go on to act opposite James Van Der Beek again in the 2002 movie, “The Rules of Attraction.”

In 2004, Somerhalder was cast on “Lost,” as Boone, one of the castaways stranded on a mysterious island. Though no longer a regular after the first season, he returned to make appearances for the duration of the popular series, including the finale. In 2009, Somerhalder scored a show of his own, when he and Paul Wesley signed on to play the leads in “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW. The show, one of the network’s most beloved series, is currently in its sixth season, and will begin in its seventh in the fall of 2015.

Aside from acting, two of Somerhalder’s biggest passions are environmentalism and animal rights. He frequently uses social media to champion various causes, including conservation. He began the Ian Somerhalder Foundation in 2010 to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

Somerhalder had a years-long relationship with his “Vampire Diaries” co-star Nina Dobrev, with whom he plays an on-and-off couple for their show. They broke up in 2013, and Somerhalder began dating Nikki Reed the following year. His engagement to Reed was confirmed in early 2015.

Nina Dobrev Did NOT “Diss” Nikki Reed With Teddy Bear and Cat Picture, Despite Insane HollywoodLife Story

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Nina Dobrev Nikki Reed

Nina Dobrev did not diss Nikki Reed, despite an insane HollywoodLife report claiming the “Vampire Diaries” star’s recent Instagram picture of a cat and a teddy bear is somehow “throwing major shade” at her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder’s new fiancée. It’s almost too stupid for Gossip Cop to bust, but the story is actually spreading, because some very confused people and outlets seem to think HollywoodLife is a news site.

Nina Dobrev NOT “Devastated” Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Are Engaged, Despite Made Up Claim

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Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Engaged Nikki Reed

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Nina Dobrev is not “devastated” that Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are engaged, despite a completely manufactured report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story, which was published by the serial fabricators at HollywoodLife.

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder ENGAGED!

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder Engaged

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are engaged! The Twilight actress and the “Vampire Diaries” star are set to marry, about six months after they began to date.

Nina Dobrev Did NOT Have Nikki Reed “Banned” From Vampire Diaries Set, Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Nina Dobrev Banned Nikki Reed From The Vampire Diaries?

Nina Dobrev did NOT have Nikki Reed “banned” from “The Vampire Diaries” set in Atlanta, despite a false report published on Thursday.

Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this made-up story.

Ian Somerhalder Tribute To “Beautiful” Nikki Reed: “You Amaze Me” (PHOTO)

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder Tribute Instagram

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Ian Somerhalder took to Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate his dog — and pay tribute to girlfriend Nikki Reed.

In the caption for a selfie Reed took of herself, Somerhalder, and two dogs, the actor wrote, “A day with 3 of the most beautiful ladies in the universe.”

See the full photo and message here!

Ian Somerhalder NOT Fighting With Nikki Reed Over Ex-Husband Paul McDonald

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Ian Somerhalder Nikki Reed Fight

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Ian Somerhalder is NOT upset with girlfriend Nikki Reed over her relationship with ex-husband Paul McDonald, despite a new report.

Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story.

Ian Somerhalder “Irritated” With Nikki Reed “Flirting” With His Pals, Claims Magazine

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Nikki Reed Flirts With Ian Somerhalder's Friends

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Ian Somerhalder is “irritated” with how Nikki Reed “flirts with his pals,” claims Star.

According to the tabloid, the couple’s “romance is less than two months old, but she’s already sinking her teeth into other men.”

WHAT?!

Ian Somerhalder Kisses Nikki Reed At Farmers Market – SEE PHOTOS

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PHOTOS

Things continue to heat up between Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed.

The couple, who recently adopted a horse together, shared a romantic Sunday morning at the Farmers Market in L.A.

Check out the photos here

Ian Somerhalder Announces He And Nikki Reed Adopted “Baby Boy” — SEE PHOTO!

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Ian Somerhalder Nikki Reed Horse

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have taken their budding relationship to the next level by together adopting… a horse.

See photo here!

WATCH: Ian Somerhalder Finds Out He’s Being Written Off The Vampire Diaries

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Ian Somerhalder Vampire Diaries Video

Ian Somerhalder finds out he’s been written off “The Vampire Diaries” in a hilarious video shown at Comic-Con on Saturday.

Watch here!

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