Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Dating


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Twilight franchise actress Nikki Reed is reported to be unironically dating The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder, according to US Magazine.

The two were spotted jogging together in Los Angeles on Saturday, and then again at the Studio City Farmer’s Market on Sunday. Somerhalder kept his arms around Reed, repeatedly kissing her on the cheek. The couple was also seen at dinner last week in the San Fernando Valley, and at Kiwami in Studio City on Tuesday, July 15.

Aside from a mutually deep understanding of vampiric acting technique, Reed and Somerhalder have run in the same circles. Somerhalder dated Reed’s Twilight costar Ashley Greene in 2009, and Reed is close friends with Somerhalder's The Vampire Diaries costar and ex Nina Dobrev. Both Dobrev and Reed dated Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough, who was Reed's first fling after divorcing American Idol alum Paul McDonald, after two years of marriage.

Nicole Houston “Nikki” Reed, 26, began her career co-writing and starring in Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 drama Thirteen. The script was written in six days, and was a semi-autobiographical take on Reed’s life. Though critically acclaimed, the film courted a bit of controversy due to its portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse, underage sexual behavior and self-harm.

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Ian Joseph Somerhalder, 35, got his start in modelling at the age of ten, and went into acting at 17. Aside from his role as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, he is best known for playing Boone Carlyle on ABC's cult hit Lost.

Vampire enthusiasts appear to be pleased with the match:

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