Ian Somerhalder, best known for his role in The Vampire Diaries, shared a post on his Instagram to praise his wife. According to the star, Nikki Reed worked incessantly for two years to get him out of a serious financial situation.
Somerhalder, who today in addition to acting opened his own brand of spirits, took a loss of $10 million after a failed investment. The actor said that his wife’s effort to get him out of that situation nearly killed her, but that because of her he was able to rebuild financially.
See the post below,
“This mommy. This human. I owe you gratitude for all this. I’ve never disclosed this publicly, but this woman worked selflessly for 2yrs to build me out of a terrible business situation I got myself into.” the actor said.
He further added,
“Before Nik and I got together I built a company while shooting TVD that was important to me. I invested heavily, I made huge personal guarantees to banks. However due to greed and fraud within that company and fraudulent activities from our biggest customer, not to mention the temporary collapse of the oil and gas industry – I was left in an EIGHT- FIGURE hole. It was awful. A true nightmare day in and day out. I had to travel the world weekly to pay for massive monthly six-figure banknotes and ended up in the hospital 4 times in 2 years.”
Somerhalder and Reed began their relationship in mid-2014. After six months of dating it was reported to the press that the two got engaged in 2015. The couple walks down the aisle just three months after their engagement in Santa Monica, California.
Previously, Somerhalder was in a relationship with her co-star Nina Dobrev, who to the surprise of many is a close friend of the couple.
In addition to his work as the protagonist of The Vampires Diaries, Ian Somerhalder is known for his roles in Marco Polo, The Discovery and How to Conquer a Woman.