Ian and Nikki started dating in 2014 before getting married the next year in Malibu.
“My guy, my man, my honey, my partner in this life, my better half in every way,” Nikki wrote in her post to Ian. “At exactly this time two years ago today we walked hand in hand into the next chapter, our chapter, together. Every day gets better, every moment calling for even more.”
“Thank you for being my best friend the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I’ve ever known,” Ian captioned his post.
The 38-year-old Vampire Diaries star and Nikki, 28, were inseparable while attending the 2017 PTTOW! Summit: Love & Courage held at the Terranea Resort on Tuesday (April 11) in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
“Me, Myself & I” hit-maker Bebe Rexha and Steve Aoki were also in attendance at the event, aiming to bring creative executives and influencers together.
Ian and Nikki met up with 14-year-old Caine Monroy at the benefit. In case you didn’t know, Caine is the boy who, at the age of 9, created an entire arcade using cardboard and creativity called Caine‘s Arcade.
While making appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (March 6) in Los Angeles, the 38-year-old Vampire Diaries star talked about his hyperbaric chamber and revealed how it helped him land wife Nikki Reed.
“You get into this thing and there’s 98% oxygen pumping into it. Basically its ten liters per minute of oxygen that you would ever get in the atmosphere so it’s pressure cooking oxygen into your largest organ. They’re amazing,” Ian told Jimmy. “I put Nikki in it on our second date and all I’m saying is 10 months to the day we were married. It speeds everything up.”
Ian also talked about the series finale of The Vampire Diaries and Lost.
Ian Somerhalder on His Hyperbaric Chamber
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He posted an Instagram photo of the three of them, which was also shared by Nikki and Nina, to shoot down rumors that they didn’t get along.
“Chilling with these two… After years of websites pretending these two badass ladies knew each other well and baseless, false information of back stabbing and hatred from low-brow websites filled the minds and hearts of fans,” Ian wrote. “They finally were able to get together for their first real dinner. Let’s stop spreading hate everyone, there’s already too much of that right now in our world. Join in on the love. Only love here- always has been always will be. Media companies preying on the passion from vulnerable and or impressionable minds of fans to sell advertising through click-though traffic is a disease in our society. It’s poisonous.”
He added, “Let’s finish this series with respect and kindness and continue that in our lives. I think it’s time. What do think?”
The longtime friends found themselves at the center of intense rumors after Nikki got married to Nina‘s ex and former Vampire Diaries co-star, Ian Somerhalder.
Nikki took to her Instagram to finally dispel the gossip about the women’s relationship, revealing that there has never been any bad blood.
“For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way. Besides, who wants to respond to made up stories about ‘friends backstabbing friends,’ ‘cheating exes,’ or ‘cast members exiting shows,’” Nikki began.
She went on the say that she believes they have “a moral responsibility to young girls to end that narrative” and to not let them think that women hating other women is normal.
Nikki added, “So here’s to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women.”
Nina also spoke up on social media, simply writing, “Can’t believe how time flies. Farewell dinner with team Somereed! So good catching up with these goofballs. All <3″
The pair arrived in style for the 2016 ACLU SoCal Bill Of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday evening (November 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif, and at the event, they held up signs reading “Dissent is Patriotic,” and “Stand for Justice.”
At the event, Nikki and Ian met up with director Catherine Hardwicke. Nikki and Catherine frequently collaborate – she directed Nikki in both Twilight and Thirteen.
See the photo of Nikki and Ian at the event below…
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have a little fun on the red carpet at the Unlikely Heroes 4th Annual Recognizing Heroes Charity Benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on Saturday (November 12) in Dallas, Tex.
The 28-year-old actress served as host and the 37-year-old actor was a special guest of the evening.