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Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Are 'Unlikely Heroes' Dinner Duo!

Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Are 'Unlikely Heroes' Dinner Duo!

Ian Somerhalder gives his signature smirk while attending the 2014 Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner Gala held at Sofitel Hotel on Saturday night (November 8) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old Vampire Diaries star was joined at the event by his girlfriend Nikki Reed, and caught up with Just Jared‘s Jared Eng inside. The event was sponsored by XXIV Karat.

They also attended a separate event with former President Bill Clinton, which Ian wrote about on Instagram.

“A night out with @iamnikkireed and this amazing guy, our Former President @BillClinton @ClintonFdn discussing the best, most efficient and collaborative way to make true positive change in our country and our world,” Ian posted on Instagram. “Whatever side of an aisle you’re on or group you work with or believe in-it’s our responsibility to be good to one another, teach our young people and protect our environment through reverence, gratitude and compassion. This can be done! It’s happening and we’re grateful to help save our planet thus saving our lives with you. It’s up us:) Thank you all. Thank you so much”

FYI: Ian is wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans. Nikki is wearing an Artelier Nicole Miller dress.

10+ pictures inside of Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed at the event together…

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Credit: Vivien Killilea; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Ian Somerhalder, Jared Eng, Nikki Reed

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  • dia

    Beautiful couple inside & out <33

  • guest

    Gorgeous amazing couple. Beautiful words Ian I am very proud of You and Nikki for all the good work You do <3.

  • forrest gump

    a fact: AMERICANS CAN’T BEHAVE WHILE EATING!!

  • Ele

    Beautiful couple

  • Ian Fan

    They are gorgeous and so amazing. Love them <3

  • just wondering

    i’d like ian more if his fake face wasn’t so botoxed.

  • Tina Isabella

    It is amazing how Ian can be in two places at the same time Saturday night.

  • Guest

    Ian was not in Louisiana at the birthday Pizza party for his Dad. His brother, Bob, as per usual, tagged Ian. If you bothered to look you would have seen a picture of exactly who was at McClain’s Pizzeria.

  • Tina Isabella

    Again you hide behind “Guest.” I guess his father comes 2nd to Nikki.

  • Karin

    It is so nice to see a celebrity Couple ,out doing something worthwhile on the weekend , instead of drinking and partying. They are such a awesome beautiful Couple.

  • Karin

    there is nothing g botoxed about ians face. watch him life in interviews, he is ten pictures and his face moves his eyes crinkle and he has a beautiful smile, all impossible if have botox

  • Veronica Valsecchi

    Beautiful Ian..Nikki sorry I don’t like her at all and of course I son’t like this couple, it’s seems a little fake to me..

  • Boston Gerheon

    What makes Nikki a celeb but being Ian’s tail? Nothing. When they break up she will go back to oblivion. As for Ian I respect him because he is trying to do some great things. But he needs to slow down the drinking. I saw him twice and he was wasted both times. It is starting to look on his face. It had like little holes. The second time was last month and we were on the same plane to ATL and he was very close to me. The stewardess was filling up his glass every 15 minutes, it was disturbing. The good thing is he fell asleep halfway during the flight so he can actually get off of it. But make-up worked great on the show. I fell terrible when I see him this way….he is so much more then that. I hope he does not become Michey Rourke. I really like him so much….it hurts to think of the consequences.

  • gabi

    Thanks very much for the information. I did not know. Too bad …

  • Guest

    If you actually followed Ian and was a fan, you would know Ian rarely has the time to attend birthday parties in Louisiana. It isn’t as though he lives there. However, like most people who do not live near family, it doesn’t mean Ian forgets a parents birthday. He didn’t go to his mom’s birthday either, but then again neither did his brother, Bob. It hasn’t been that long since Ian and Nikki spent 4 days in Louisiana with Ian’s family. Considering Ian plans on asking Nikki to be his wife, then “yes” anyone else comes 2nd to Nikki.

  • Guest

    Ian and Nikki are a beautiful couple inside and out. They are both amazing people. Love them together and wish them only the best and a very happy future.

  • Normand SS

    When will this woman learn to dress? And maybe change this stupid look of her hair. She has so much money she can afford a stylist. At least the previous girl Ian had was very pretty and humble. I know Nikkis dad is in the business. They were rich for many years and she was born with a goldedn spoon in her mouth. It is so strange when such rich people cant dress.

  • Kora

    Funny, will you be saying this in 6 months too. Haha…..this is so laughable. The publicity is making them look ridiculous. I miss the private, humble Ian. Has was so real with Nina.

  • Neo

    If you think you are the only person who have seen him in person you are wrong. I saw him once too. I am from LA and he seems to be here a lot. You are correct about his face, I do not know if he was drunk but one Saturday
    I met them in a cafeteria and she was very drunk there. I wanted to go to him and ask for a picture but she literary could not walk and was all leaning on him, so I felt uncomfortable and didn’t. I thought it was just PDA but then I saw she was in no good condition. Another person did go to them and he was really nice. She seems to be a heavy smoker and drinker, and she looks older then him.
    I saw today she is only 26, I do not believe this. If you see her in real life, this can’t be real. I think the media is mistaken.

  • Veronica Valsecchi

    exactly THIS!!! thank you!!

  • Guest

    What was strange is how Ian would not answer the questions regarding Nina being his girlfriend. His answer was “Vampire Diaries”. However, Ian has no problem saying Nikki is his girlfriend, which is right in line with how he was with Meghan Auld during the 3 years they dated, which was very open and public. One could easily think Ian and Nina were the PR couple to promote TVD.

  • Tina Isabella

    Again you hide behind the name of “Guest.” Yes there are reports that Ian believes Nikki is the one, I am not against Nikki but I think they are moving too fast. She is jumping from one quick date marriage to another. I don’t want to see either one hurt by a quickie marriage. He did make it there last year for his father’s birthday.

  • Guest

    Considering Nikki and Paul actually LEGALLY separated in July 2013, as reported and noted in public court documents, and were no longer living together as husband and wife even though she did not file her divorce papers until May 2014 and they had the ability to remain friends and work on an album together, I don’t see how anyone could say Nikki is jumping from one relationship to another. Nikki and Ian did not start dating until mid-June 2014, which was almost a year after her and Paul legally separated and were no longer living together as man and wife.

  • Tina Isabella

    I am not saying she jumped I am stating that it is another quick jump from date to marriage like with Paul. AGAIN YOU HIDE BEHIND GUEST.

  • clmguest

    Good for Ian supporting Nikki this time as she was a speaker at this “Unlikely Heroes” dinner event. That’s what couples do, they encourage and support each other. Ian seems to love his family very much, so not making it to a birthday party for his dad because it is humanly impossible to be in two places at the same time, is understandable. No doubt he contacted his father to let him know that he was there in spirit, if not in body. I hope that the heavy drinking that some commented on by Ian and/or Nikki is something they are trying to get help for. A beautiful couple that by appearances seem well suited for each other.

  • monica

    sorry to say it but Ian is out of his mind if he wants to tie the knot
    with Nikki;she uses her relationships & charities events to promote herself, ian is blind;
    by the way there’s something ironic seeing her at such an event
    (minors & sex slavery) considering she was a teenager on drug, having sex with pretty much
    older guys , and filming sex scenes when she was only 14 years old… I don’t think it’s good for Ian to be related to someone slut connoted since her teenage time, Hollywood is big industry but pretty small field , she’s gonna low down his career

  • theonlyandoneme

    OMG… Are you close to them, because you say like he’s really going to ask her in marriage. Wake up and don’t make a fool of yourself. I wasn’t going to comment on anything, but that was incredibly ridiculous of you.
    Ian wasn’t in Louisiana while his whole family gathered together for his father’s birthday. I followed Ian too, and I’m so sad seeing him becoming a famewhore like Nikki. Nina at least has some dignity.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Slow down again, she wasn’t legally separated. They weren’t living together since last year and papers were filled and she legally separated from him weeks after the first photoshoots of Nikki and Ian were released. Again, get out from your bubble, their relationship is more messed up and fake than you think.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Exactly! He was down to Earth and so much more humble!

  • theonlyandoneme

    Because he wanted to make his private life private? Because in thos interviews he was there to talk about the show and his projects and not his love life. In gact, despite the huge PR in his ig…. We never heard from his lips that Nikki is his girlfriend. Once at Emmy, when he said he couldn’t be happier if he tried, he could have talked of his projects and such. And at Fox, he gave a vage reply when they asked about Nina and Nikki. So, chill down, because the only PR couple I see is Nikki and Ian… Didn’t you see how close they were with that Just Jared inside?

    Just Jared is known to public anything related to them. I wouldn’t be surprised if they payed them ten times more the money they donated on this party to publish stupid stories like this one to make people like you more deluded about their ‘perfect’ relationship. I could make a post of how Nikki is fake and famewhore, but honestly she’s not worth my time.

  • Guest

    I’m sure you would like to believe that, but Ian and Nikki are most definitely not a PR couple.

  • Guest

    Nikki and Paul were legally separated in July 2013 and in July 2013 Paul signed a quit claim deed on his share of the property assets on the house.

  • Guest

    I get it… you are just another Nianist troll that cannot accept that NIAN is over. *massive eyeroll*

  • Tamara

    Wow! I didn’t know that Ian Somerhalder himself comments on Just Jared posts, especially when he’s the subject of the post. *rolling my eyes* You know what they say about making assumptions don’t you? You have no clue about Ian’s life so you shouldn’t be making statements about who he’s going to marry or that his family who he loves and adores will take a back seat to a romantic relationship he’s in. If you were a true fan of Ian, you know that would never, ever happen. Lame! And another thing, you call people out for being supposed Nian trolls when you yourself can be called an Ian/Nikki Reed troll. I guess you’re just as awful as the rest of us are supposed to be. Have a nice day!

  • Tamara

    Let’s remember that these reports that Ian thinks Nikki Reed is the one, are from gossip sites that will write anything for a headline. Don’t believe anything you read on Just Jared, Holloywood Life, Daily Mail, E! News, etc. They make money off what they post and honesty/validity is not a part of the deal.

  • Tina Isabella

    Thank you Tamara for speaking up. Like I said I am only going by what I read and the pics since I am not close to Ian, Nikki, or Ian’s family. I just dont want to see heartbreak for good people. You are right you never know if it is Nikki or Ian replying under “Guest”

  • Guest

    I’m not throwing “shade” towards Ian and Nikki, nor am I “trolling” stupid articles about Nian, which is now a couple of the past. I’m making positive comments on an article regarding Ian and Nikki….. and trying to correct and defend the assumptions, rudeness and insults that are being thrown their way by fans that continue their delusional fantasy for a ship that long since sank.
    *massive eye roll*
    I think people are trying to make way too much out of Ian being with Nikki in LA instead of a being at a pizza birthday party in Louisiana for his Dad. If it was that important for Ian to be there, his brother and sister could have arranged the Pizza for another day. Obviously you, Einstein, don’t get the way adult relationships work and it has nothing to do with Ian loving his family, but it does have to do with prioritizing his time and putting his relationship with Nikki first, which is exactly what he did. That is why Ian was with Nikki in LA and not sitting at McClain’s Pizzeria in Manderville, Louisiana. I say Good for Him and he did the right thing! No one ever said Ian forgot about his Dad’s birthday, but that also doesn’t mean he has to physically be there.

  • Guest

    Nice try, but I think Ian’s fans know better.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Oh no, I’m not upset because Nian is over. I’m upset because the idol I loved became a person I don’t know. Before Nikki, Ian wasn’t spotted at a sex shop, or got in arguings with fans in ig, or stood heavy PDA in and out the set of TVD.
    No.
    Not to mention that Nikki and Nina were close, not best friends, but they were still friends. And Ian made a jerk move on going PDA with Nikki. Would you like if your ex boyfriend started dating one of your friends, and make out in front of you?
    Ian isn’t perfect. Never will.
    Nikki is the fakest woman in LA. Have no talent and all her life she lived under someone’s shadow.
    Putting someone over their family is stupid. People come and go… Family is forever.
    They used the event to promote themselves. Fame is more important than family now?

  • theonlyandoneme

    lmao… I would love if that was true!

  • Tina Isabella

    How else would the “Guest” know so much unless it is them or a friend or family member.

  • Tamara

    Maybe you should have read what I wrote before you replied back to my comment. Not once did I say anything about a family birthday party that Ian did or didn’t go to, nor did I make make any negative comments towards Ian or NIkki, or mention Nina Dobrev or Ian and Nina as a couple. What I responded to was the fact that you made assumptions about people and situations that you know nothing about. You are not Ian, Nikki, or Nina. You are not an insider who knows exactly what’s going on. You are privy to the same information that everyone else has; what is printed in articles or put up on entertainment/gossip sites. You say that you’re trying to correct and defend assumptions, rudeness and insults, yet you don’t really have all the facts yourself and you’re rude, insulting, and nasty to other people. You might have good intentions, but your methods need some improvement. Just saying.

  • theonlyandoneme

    Or their assistents? I would love if Ian hear more of fans not pleased with this circus he’s pulling with that wannabe

  • Tina Isabella

    The only thing I dont like is how Ian is always lieing to his fans. On talk shows he states that he lives in his airstream on the land he purchased but as you can tell from his pics he is living in a 2 story house. Also he tells his fans at conventions that he is not a good person for a relationship with all the traveling that he does and how busy he is. I guess it must have changed with Nikki.

  • Guest

    If anyone is making assumptions that is you in regards to me. You have no idea who I am, where I live, who I do or don’t know, or what I may or may not be privy to.
    Just saying.

  • Guest

    1. It isn’t a crime or immoral to go to a sex toy shop with a significant other. This would only bother someone who has a tendency to be easily shocked by matters
    relating to sex or nudity and / or excessively concerned with sexual propriety.
    2. Perhaps Ian would not call someone out regarding their negativity towards his girlfriend if they knew how to behave and show respect and positivity. More than likely the people that are being rude and hateful were never his fans to begin with.
    3. Ian has already cleared up the status of Nikki and Nina’s friendship, which is basically they were acquaintances, got their picture taken together at different Hollywood events, filmed a PSA together, but they were definitely NOT friends who hung out together. There is no such thing as a “Girl Code”, except in the minds of young adolescent girls.

    4. Do you even know what the “Unlikely Heroes” Gala was about? It is about stopping the exploitation of innocent and vulnerable children. It is about the most unspoken forms of cruelty on this planet. Did you know Nikki has been involved with this fundraiser for the past 3 years?

    5. How dare Ian’s brother and sister throw a birthday party for their Dad when Ian is not available! Ian made a choice to be with Nikki and I’m sure his family understands. I’ve heard Ian’s family loves Nikki almost as much as Ian does. Ian’s true fans are welcome to love her too.

  • theonlyandoneme

    No, it’s not a crime going to a sex shop, but he is a celebrity… And TMZ posted the pic with an article, which was deleted a couple of days after it was released. Cosnidering Ian’s fandom are teenagers and he’s engaged to humanitarian causes, that could stain his image. You want sex toys? There are plenty of online shops. Why spending 1k in one and get the risk of being caught, like how happened.
    If he’s not doing anything wrong, why not ignoring? It only fueled more hate, and of course, made headlines for media.
    Sure, like Nikki didn’t attend Nina’s birthday in 2013 and 2014. I wouldn’t invite an acquaintance to my birthday party.
    I find it ironic, because she made fan with her movie thirteen. Do you know what it is about? It’s about how she was a model in her teenager years, which included sex, alcohol and drugs. And from what people commented above, she’s not that different after all.
    Love? Really? They are together for a couple of months and he’s already in love? Love is so underrated these days. He had the choice to be home, he wasn’t filming TVD… Instead, he went to an event to promote his PR with her.

  • Tina Isabella

    to both Neo and Boston Gerheon if what you both say is true about the drinking it is so sad. They are always promoting healthy life styles and then you see this. Articles also state that Ian has been healthier since dating Nikki. He was working out with a trainer before he started dating Nikki. Also he states in articles that he does not drink alcohol but there has been pics of him drinking at a bar and out at different parties. With the lying about the drinking, where he lives and the fact he is not a committed relationship person, as he stated at one of the conventions, and then you see the opposite I am sure does not sit well with any of his fans. It is to the point where fans will ask “Who is the real Ian?”
    Also, there is an article that states Ian is possibly jealous of Nina’s film career taking off where his is not. If the word gets out of all the drama that has been supposedly happening on the set of VD causing the possible Nina quitting due to it then who will hire someone who causes such drama. No one will want that to happen on any set.

  • Tamara

    Deflecting. I’m not surprised. You’re right, I don’t know who you are, where you live, who you know or don’t know or what you may or not be privy to, but then again you don’t know those things about anyone else who has posted here either. If you do happen to know anything I’m sure that Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are happy to know that you discuss their private lives and are rude and insulting to random strangers on their behalf. Maybe that’s why you choose to post as Guest rather than attach your name to everything you post. We disagree, such is life. Moving past this pseudo conversation. It’s pointless to trade barbs in regards to someone elses’ life.

  • KL

    LOL. Only dumb fans believe that. They are PR must as Ian and Nina were mostly about PR.

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