Mrs. Carter: Ian Somerhalder is going from castaway to vampire to a brand new role: Fiance.
As confirmed by E! News, the star of “The Vampire Diaries” (also known for the first season of “Lost”) is engaged to an actress who knows a thing or two about vampires herself in “Twilight” star Nikki Reed. The two have been dating for around the past six months or so, and the rumors started to swirl around the two based on a ring that she was wearing the night of the Golden Globes. There are no further details right now on the engagement itself, and neither Ian nor Nikki have said anything publicly on the subject just yet. By wearing the ring, though, it’s pretty clear that this was their way of subtly announcing it to the world.
Both Somerhalder and Reed know a thing or two about high-profile relationships already. He previously delated his co-star Nina Dobrev from the CW series for many years, but for the majority of it, he chose to protect his privacy almost at any cost. He has been much more public with Reed, sharing photos of them together and talking about her on social media. Who knows? Maybe this was an easier strategy for him this time.
Reed, meanwhile, was previously married to singer/songwriter and former “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald the two previously recorded and released an album together, but she filed for divorce from him in May of last year.
Here is one interesting note about this engagement: It was only a little over a week ago that Reed’s divorce from McDonald was finalized.
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