Nikki Reed, née Nicole Houston Reed, the beautiful American actress and singer-songwriter, is renowned American actor and director Ian Somerhalder’s wife. Ian Somerhalder, born in Covington, Louisiana, entered the modeling career at a young age of 10. At 17, he decided that he wanted to become an actor. Ian’s most renowned role is that of Damon Salvatore in the hit series The Vampire Diaries. He has received tremendous critical acclaim for his role. He also got numerous Teen Choice and People’s choice awards for his performance as Damon Salvatore.
The couple’s whirlwind romance is pretty cute. They began dating in mid-2014 and moved in together after just three months of dating. Furthermore, they did not waste any time in taking their relationship to the next level. They got engaged in January 2015, just six months after the started dating. The couple got married in April 2015.
Previously, Somerhalder was dating The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev. Reed was married to American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. But fate had other designs, and these two lovebirds were destined to end up together.
Nikki Reed, born in Los Angeles, California, had a rather troubled childhood. Her parents separated when she was just two years old. After fourteen years of living with her mother, Reed moved out to live on her own. She continued living in Los Angeles. Nikki co-wrote and acted in her first drama film Thirteen in 2003. She got recognition in Hollywood both as a screenwriter and an actress for the same. Nikki joined Alexander Hamilton High School but dropped out before graduating. Eventually, she got a high school diploma from homeschooling. More famous role of Nikki’s was that of Rosalie Hale in Twilight.
In 2011, Reed met Paul McDonald, an American Idol contestant. The couple began dating and got married shortly after, in October 2011. Intriguingly enough, Reed filed for divorce with Paul in May 2014, around the same time when the rumors of her relationship with Somerhalder started coming up. The divorce was finalized in January 2015, after which Nikki and Ian got engaged in February 2015. The couple got hitched in April 2015.
Ian and Nikki are not just pretty faces. Both of them have hearts of gold too. They are actively involved in many philanthropy and social causes. Nikki is an active animal rights advocate and volunteers at animal shelters regularly. She is associated with the ASPCA. She has even received the ASPCA Compassion Award for her contribution to animal welfare.
Ian Somerhalder, on the other hand, is owner of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. The foundation educates people on the importance of protecting the environment. He supports many other social and animal welfare projects. Some of them are The Tammany Humane Society, The Trevor Project, and It Gets Better Project.
Ian and Nikki have together lent their big hearts to many good projects. Together, they are working to make the world a better place. These two beautiful souls are clearly a match made in heaven!