Ian Somerhalder Defends “Magical” Girlfriend Nikki Reed From Internet Trolls

Nina & Ian's Secret
How Nina Dobrev stays friends with Ian Somerhalder post-split.
Ian & Nikki's Splurge
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed go sex toys shopping.
Ian Somerhalder isn’t taking to haters too kindly.

When a few internet trolls started posting negative comments about the actor’s girlfriend, Nikki Reed, on his Instagram account, the Vampire Diaries star immediately jumped to her defense, telling those who disapprove of his new relationship with the actress to “do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You’ll find that she’s a magical person doing great things in the world.”

“You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I’m not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being,” Somerhalder, 35, wrote in the comments of a photo he took with the Twilight star three weeks ago. “Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about.”

“Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What’s the answer? Is it yes? If it is — then please be happy for me,” he continued. “Stop this nonsense — you’re spreading horrible energy into the world.”

Somerhalder, who split with co-star Nina Dobrev in 2013 to much disappointment from their fans, made his relationship with Reed, 27, public in July when the two were spotted packing on PDA at a local farmers’ market. Since then, Reed helped Somerhalder adopt a horse and reportedly dropped $1,000 in vibrators, handcuffs and various sex toys for her man.

“I’m sickened and saddened by the fans’ response to all this. Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn’t be so upside down and in the worst place in history,” Somerhalder concluded. “If you hate Nikki then you must hate me…That’s sad.”

Sorry, Ian and Nina shippers. It looks like your ship has sunk.