The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder isn’t hiding his feelings for new girlfriend Nikki Reed – the former Lost star gushed about the actress in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old posted a photo off himself and Reed with their dogs to celebrate the one-year anniversary of one of the pooch’s litter of puppies – and he couldn’t help but heap praise on his lady for all the work she does with the ASPCA, calling it “truly extraordinary”.
He wrote, “Thank you for giving so much of your life and for being a strong voice for those whom can (can’t) speak. My hat is off to you. You amaze me. Love, Ian.”
A day with 3 of the most beautiful ladies in the universe… Wow smiling is such a beautiful part of the human experience-I highly recommend it. Congrats to our little Neitczhe here-1 year ago today, to the minute, you brought 5 beautiful puppies into this world-thank you for your amazing contribution to all of our lives. However, welcome to the wonderful world of being spayed-The world does not need any more puppies, we kill millions and millions per year. These two beautiful creatures right here in this photo or highly intelligent, highly emotional and capable of more love than you can you can ever imagine. The ones that are in shelters are the same-let’s adopt them. @iamnikkireed your recent work with Gilt benefiting the @aspca is truly truky extraordinary. Thank you for giving so much of your life and for being a strong voice for those whom can speak. My hat is off to you. You amaze me. Love, Ian
Somerhalder and Reed have been dating since the summer after the actress filed for divorce to end her marriage to singer/songwriter Paul McDonald.