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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder apologize following birth control backlash
Actors Nikki Reed (L) and Ian Somerhalder attend the 27th annual Environmental Media Association Awards at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California on September 24, 2017. The couple apologized after initially pinning the blame on media outlets for taking Somerhalder's story of how he threw away his wife's birth control to get her pregnant out of proportion. The new parents changed their tune Saturday, and issued a joint statement saying they were "deeply sorry" to anyone affected by reproductive coercion. Many saw Somerhalder tossing Reed's birth control a prime example of this Ñ but in their statement, the couple maintained that the story was simply a happy memory that got a dark spin..Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American model, actor and producer, best known for playing Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost.

Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana, the son of Edna, a massage therapist, and Robert Somerhalder, an independent building contractor. He was raised a Catholic and attended St. Paul's, a private Catholic school in Covington. He embarked on a modeling career from age 10 to 13, and by the age of 17 he decided to go into acting.

In the summer of 2000, Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek. He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school. In 2002, Somerhalder played bisexual character Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel.

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