Happy Birthday to the most amazing human I know... Today, we celebrate you. For an innumerable amount of reasons I couldn't even begin to describe, as all of those who know you and those who even don't know you, would agree. It's your day. The love and light you radiate to the world shines like a beacon for all to see. Its that love and light that guides me to the safe shores of home from the turbulent and sometimes treacherous waters of life. Thank you for your tireless pursuit of spreading good, being an instrument of change and seamlessly weaving the complex threads of our lives together into the warmest, softest and most magical blanket. Every day I get to watch you being you I'm constantly reminded of your beauty and prowess and how lucky I am to share this life with you. These are some of my favorite snapshots of the last three years together... Love, Ian
To our friends, family, and rest of the world. In my 38 years on this earth I've never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this. I can't think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first. This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast...because that's what they do, they grow so fast. Thank you for your kind energy. Love, Ian
On a recent podcast called Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy, Somerhalder talked about that time he was ready to have a baby but Reed wasn't sure. Here's the couple talking to Dr. Berlin and his cohost, a midwife named Blyss Young:
Somerhalder: But unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn’t realize that I was gonna go in her purse and take out her birth control and...by the way, it was the beginning of the pack, so I had to pop all of those suckers out...
Young: Nikki! How’d you feel about that?
Reed: [laughs] There’s a photo of me, and I look like—
Somerhalder: There’s a six-minute video where she’s freaking out.
Dr. Berlin: I want that photo.
Reed: You know what, I might actually have it. I’m sure I do.
Somerhalder: When we’re done, I’ll show you. I have the video.
Reed: There’s a video? Why are you always taking a videos of me and I don’t know it?
Somerhalder: I was in the video, you nerd! Lindsey took the video with my phone!
Reed: Oh, maybe that’s why!
Young: You’re a nerd by the way.
Reed: I know. I’ll own it.
Somerhalder: What’s so cool is there’s this video of me with this handful of these little pills. [Lindsey] is sort of like interviewing Nikki, like, ‘How are you feeling,’ and I went like this, and Lindsey so expertly put it on slow motion, and you just see them...and they slowly go into the toilet.
Reed: I’ve never seen this. Was I drunk? Was I coherent?
ian somerhalder is fucking disgusting how do you make a joke about throwing away your wife's birth control— thursday girl🥀 (@sansjuniperos) September 21, 2017
ian somerhalder recorded his wife hyperventilating about her (missing) birth control that he threw out & she’s still with him....lmfao bye.— kls (@milaskuntis) September 21, 2017
ian somerhalder is a real piece of shit i’ll never forgive compulsive heterosexuality for making me think i was ever attracted to him— chloe (@citrine2016) September 21, 2017
imagine stanning ian somerhalder especially after what he just did to nikki 💀— ari (@granamilas) September 21, 2017
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, reproductive coercion "involves behavior intended to maintain power and control in a relationship related to reproductive health."
This behavior includes explicit attempts to impregnate a partner against her will, control outcomes of a pregnancy, coerce a partner to have unprotected sex, and interfere with contraceptive methods.
Huh. Sound familiar?
Not surprisingly, the podcast has been deleted.