Ian Somerhalder Cuddles With “Beautiful” Girlfriend Nikki Reed in New PDA Selfie

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed go sex toys shopping.
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Ian Somerhalder kisses girlfriend Nikki Reed.
Ian Somerhalder is hanging out with his favorite bitches — and by “bitches,” I totally mean female dogs.

The Vampire Diaries star is giving a shoutout to the his important ladies in a new Instagram selfie, sharing a photo of himself cuddling with girlfriend Nikki Reed and their canine friends.

“A day with 3 of the most beautiful ladies in the universe… Wow smiling is such a beautiful part of the human experience-I highly recommend it,” he writes, before adding a cute little tidbit about his dog. “Congrats to our little Neitczhe here-1 year ago today, to the minute, you brought 5 beautiful puppies into this world-thank you for your amazing contribution to all of our lives. However, welcome to the wonderful world of being spayed-The world does not need any more puppies.”

However, this isn’t the first time Somerhalder expressed his love for the Twilight actress. When Reed was bombarded with nasty comments from Internet trolls, the 35-year-old immediately stood up for his girlfriend.

“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 wrote in the comments of an Instagram photo he took with the starlet. “Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don’t even know the person you’re talking about.”

Somerhalder, who split with co-star Nina Dobrev in 2013, 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,” the actor concluded. “If you hate Nikki then you must hate me…That’s sad.”