The 37-year-old Vampire Diaries actor opened up about his relationship with nature and more in the feature! Here’s what he shared…
On developing a social conscience: “I grew up pretty impoverished in the Southeast, in a very delicate ecosystem on a lake that borders New Orleans. There had to be a balance between nature and human. My father always taught me to find that balance. You have to give back what you take.”
On starting a family with his wife, Nikki Reed: “The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew. Oh, I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife. Absolutely, definitely. I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things – whether it’s sitting for five minutes under a tree or getting out into the country and spending time on our horses or even just going for a walk around the lake or riding a boat. I am so blessed that I did, indeed, find this human being that can deal with me and is also the most caring, compassionate person I’ve ever known. That’s why I wake up happy.”
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