Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Are Adoptive Parents

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are adoptive parents as of last week--to a kitten. The Twilight actress and the Vampire Diaries actor are excited about their 'fur baby.' Ian Somerhalder is, of course, a big animal rights advocate. He created the Ian Somerhalder Foundation for exactly that purpose.

“By coming from a place of compassion, we’re coerced into considering who and what is affected outside of ourselves from a fresh perspective,” he said when asked about his compassion for animals. “A component as simple as compassion has the gravity to enliven wide-scale change for both people and animals.”

Nikki Reed shared a photo of their new kitten via her Instagram account.

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Went to the animal shelter today to give some love to the babies living in cages who don't have homes and ended up adopting this little girl! What should we name her?

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder recently made news regarding his ex, Nina Dobrev. Supposedly Nina was very uncomfortable when Nikki Reed came on to the Vampire Diaries set to visit Ian. In fact, Hollywood Life reports that Nikki was banned from visiting Ian on set because of it. It seems producers fear Nina Dobrev will quit Vampire Diaries if Nikki Reed continues to visit Ian Somerhalder there.

“Ian and Nikki’s relationship is causing a lot of drama, to the point where the producers have asked Ian not to bring Nikki to set when Nina is there because they are very worried about losing her. They worry that the show would fall apart without her,” a source says.

Despite that ridiculousness, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed seem quite comfortable in their fairly young relationship. The adoption of their new fur baby is a sure sign of some kind of commitment--at least to the kitten. Do you think they've made commitments to one another as well?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.