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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.

Ian Somerhalder Refuses To Take Pictures With Fans While Out With Nikki Reed: “Don’t Follow Us” — WATCH VIDEO

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Ian Somerhalder Refuses Fan Photos Video

Ian Somerhalder angered fans and made at least one girl cry in Paris this week when he refused to stop to take pictures and demanded they not follow him and Nikki Reed. Watch the video here, and tell us what you think.

WATCH: Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Share Wedding Video To Mark First Month Of Marriage

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder wedding video

VIDEO

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder shared a sweet video on Instagram Tuesday to mark their first month of marriage. See the video here!

Nina Dobrev Says Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed’s Wedding Was “Beautiful”

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Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder wedding

Nina Dobrev is making it perfectly clear that she didn’t leave “The Vampire Diaries” because of her split with Ian Somerhalder. Despite all the manufactured tabloid and webloid stories that Gossip Cop routinely busts, she explains her decision to say goodbye to the CW series after six seasons had nothing to do with Somerhalder who even today she says, “I love him.” Dobrev also talks about Somerhalder’s “beautiful” wedding to Nikki Reed.

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Are Married!

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder married

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are married. The two wed on Sunday in a sunset ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Photos that have begun to circulate show the couple both dressed in white. Earlier in the day, Somerhalder wrote on Twitter, “most beautiful morning ever.”

Nina Dobrev Not Demanding Ian Somerhalder Cancel Wedding to Nikki Reed, Despite Latest Crazy Rumor

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Nina Dobev Wedding

Nina Dobrev is not demanding Ian Somerhalder cancel his wedding to Nikki Reed, despite a painfully wrong story from Celeb Dirty Laundry, a factory for false reports. The site has repeatedly spread lies about the three stars in recent months. Gossip Cop wants to stop this latest nonsense right here.

Nikki Reed Note To Ian Somerhalder: “I Am Beyond Inspired By The Person You Are”

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder Message Instagram

Nikki Reed shared a sweet message to fiancé Ian Somerhalder on Friday, congratulating him on his “The Vampire Diaries” directorial debut. Reed posted the note on Instagram, writing that she was “beyond inspired” by the actor.

Evan Rachel Wood Slams Tabloids For Saying She’s Upset About Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Engagement

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Evan Rachel Wood Ian Somerhalder

Evan Rachel Wood is NOT upset about Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder being engaged, despite a rumor started in OK! magazine and picked up by unreliable outlets like Celeb Dirty Laundry. Wood debunked the nonsense on Twitter on Saturday.

Nikki Reed NOT Afraid Ian Somerhalder Is Cheating With Nina Dobrev, Despite Report

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder Nina Dobrev

EXCLUSIVE

Nikki Reed is not afraid her fiance Ian Somerhalder is cheating with his ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev and may be getting back together with her, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Nina Dobrev Did NOT Predict Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Will Break Up Soon, Despite Claim

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Nina-Dobrev Nikki Reed Ian Sommerhalder

Nina Dobrev has not predicted that newly engaged Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed will break up soon, despite a totally made-up story from a highly unreliable blog. Gossip Cop has investigated, and Dobrev has not said anything like that.

Nikki Reed Hints At Marriage Plans: “I’m So Excited For The Future” (PHOTOS)

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Nikki Reed Engagement Interview

PHOTOS

Nikki Reed has yet to explicitly talk about her engagement to Ian Somerhalder, but she did talk around it at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. See what the actress said here!

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