Over the weekend Ian Somerhalder did what any proud and protective boyfriend would do and defended his new love on Instagram.
After the 26-year-old actress was attacked on Somerhalder’s Instagram account, The Vampire Diaries star gave the haters a piece of his mind.
“You HATE NIKKI REED?,” the hunky actor questioned his ‘fans’.
“Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I’m not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about.”
Somerhalder continued, telling his fans that true fans would support him no matter what.
“Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What’s the answer? Is it yes? If it is—then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense—you’re spreading horrible energy into the world. Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You’ll find that she’s a magical person doing great things in the world.”
Wow! Glad to know that there are some men out there who would defend their loved ones.
According to Hollywood Life, Instagram users bashed Nikki for ‘stealing’ her best friend’s man. BFFs Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev have reportedly been friends with one another for years, even double dating with Nikki’s then husband, Paul McDonald, and Nina’s former boyfriend, Ian.
“Good friends dont steal their friends’ boyfriends or exes,” the unidentified Instagram user stated.
“That’s the main issue. No friend should ever do that. Its immoral-not to mention getting back to the dating arena right after a divorce…i think Nikki needs to pull herself together and spend some time alone.”
“She is totally acting like a teenager not a grown woman… grown people do not act that irresponsibly jump into marriages and get a quick divorce and date right after… that is a sign that she is doing something wrong in the relationship arena…”
It doesn’t appear however that the couple’s former relationships are breaking the pair up anytime soon.
Both Ian and Nikki have since been spotted hugging and kissing one another while grabbing a bite to eat in L.A.