Ian Somerhalder Wife, Family, Baby, Age, Movies, Net Worth, Controversy

If you have been following The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder may have come to your dream a few times. His dreamy eyes and sizzling body can enchant anyone and compel the audience to check out his Instagram. 

Apart from The Vampire Diaries, he has been part of the V Wars, The Anomallyu, How to Make Love to a Woman, Kiss the Ground, Years of Living Dangerously, lost City Raiders, Tell Me you Love Me, Smallville, Fearless, Marco Polo, to mention few. 

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Ian Somerhalder is 44 years old
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Ian has won the Young Hollywood Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Young Hollywood Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Genesis Awards, Environmental Media Awards, People Choice Awards, and others with his exquisite work and talents. 

In this article, we will be talking about this handsome in detail. We will cover everything from his age, height, body, and career to the love of his life. So without any further adieu, let us dive into the article with some quick facts;

Some Quick Facts

Full Name Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Nickname Smolderholder
Date of Birth December 08, 1978
Birth Place Covington, Louisiana, United States
Age 44 years old
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Father’s Name Robert Somerhalder
Mother’s Name Edna Somerhalder
Siblings Robert “Bob” Somerhalder, Robyn Somerhalder
Height 5 ft 9.5 in or 177 cm
Weight 71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Nationality American
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Body Measurements
  • Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
  • Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 30 in or 76 cm
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 9 (US) or 8 (UK) or 42 (EU)
Education St. Paul’s
Body Type Athletic
Marital Status Married
Net Worth $12 million
Social Media Presence Instagram
Last Updated June 2022

What Is Ian Somerhalder Real Name?- Childhood, Education, and Family

Born Ian Joseph Somerhalder, this actor was raised in Covington, Louisiana, United States of America. By now, he has established himself as an actor, activist, and director. 

Ian was born to his father, Robert Somerhalder, who worked as an independent building contractor, while his mother, Edna Somerhalder, was active as a Massage Therapist. Moreover, she is the middle child in his family. 

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He is blessed to have an older brother Robert Somerhalder and one younger sister Robyn Somerhalder. Ian has been to Saint Paul’s School in his hometown as a kid.

Somerhalder ventured out to become a model when he was just ten years old. By 17, he was already working hard to be an actor. 

How Old Is Ian Somerhalder?- Age, Height, Eyes, and More

This handsome actor was born on the 8th day of December in 1978. In 2021, he was 44 years old and fell under the sun sign of Sagittarius. 

According to the sign, he is hard working, impatient, and empathetic. Other than this, he is blessed to have an athletic body. 

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To be precise, Ian has a chest measuring about 38 inches to 96.5 cm waist of about 30 inches to 76 cm. Added to this, this handsome has a bicep measuring about 15 inches which converts to 38 cm. 

As a matter of fact, Ian often hits the gym to maintain his body. He often credits the prison workout for his smooth body. Once he tweeted, 

“Did a prison workout in Piedmont Park; said 94 degrees make you melt like a snowball… helped clear mental clutter.”

Apart from this, he prefers green tea, which helps him avoid diarrhea, headache, and vomiting. The most distinctive feature of its actor is his blue blood eyes and short dark brown hair. 

Favorite Things

  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Fedora Hat
  • Book: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Actor: Sean Penn
  • Movie: The Graduate 
  • Song: 15 Step by Radiohead
  • Colors: Yellow, Red, Blue
  • Tv Programs: The Vampire Diaries (2009- Present), Lost (2004-2010)
  • Food: Fish

Ian Somerhalder Movies and Tv Shows

  • This famous actor initiated his career as an actor in the 1987 drama movie The Big Easy. 
  • He made a doubt in the movie industry in 1998 with the comedy-drama film Celebrity, directed by Woody Allen. 
  • He is widely known for his role in movies such as The Anomaly, How to Make Love to a Woman, Tournament, Wake, The sensation of Sight, Pulse, National Lampoon’s Tv The Movie, In Enemy Hands, The Rules of Attraction, to mention few.
  • Other than movies, Ian is famous for his work in the tv series. After working in the Big Easy, he was cast in Now and Again as Brian in 1999.
  • Luckily he was cast n some of the famous series of all time, including Anatomy of a Hate Crime, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Miami, etc.
  • Among all, Somerhalder rose to prominence for his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. The show successfully ran until season 8.
  • Some of Ian’s reputed tv shows are Fearless (2004), Lost (2004, Smallville (2004), Tell Me You Love Me (2007), Marco Polo (2007), Lost City Raiders (2008), Years of Living Dangerously (2014), and V Wars (2019).

Who Is The Wife of Ian Somerhalder? Does He Have Any Kids?

Many fans might be heartbroken to know this, but this handsome Vampire is already taken. The luckiest woman on the planet at the moment is none other than Nikki Reed.

Both of them sparked rumors about their relationship back in 2014. Soon after, they got engaged in 2015, leaving theirs in awe. Luckily they walked down the aisle in the same year in Malibu, California. 

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Ian Somerhalder with his wife, Nikki Reed
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Nikki is ten years younger than him, but nothing else mattered in front of the love. This lovey-dovey couple welcomed their first child on June 25, 2017, and named her Bodhi Soleil. 

Iam Somerhalder and Nikki Reeed Bith Control Controversy

Back in 2018, Ian and Nikki got into the controversy regarding birth control. The duo shared their story of how their first child was conceived.

Nikki said that Ian threw all her birth control pills, and they decided to have children together. Somerhalder used to go into her purse ad take out her birth control peel.

At first, there was a pack, and soon, he popped each and every pill out. When this news got out, fans thought it was Ian’s decision for Reed.

Soon people started talking that Somerhalder forced her into pregnancy. In contrast to this, Nikki revealed that you could hear in the podcast that the decision was all Unforced, and people are talking on their behalf o her story.
There is stirring up a drama without her approval. So it is better not to talk about consent with her. Moving on, the actress confessed that people are dark, shadowing one of her happiest moments. She said,

” You are not only disrespecting me but my baby. Next time you try to stand up for women by writing an article “about women’s rights,” try properly conveying how I felt. It is a shame that this was your way in. You have a platform to write about things that matter by using truthful stories, not gossip. Thanks and goodbye.”

Later, the duo responded to the critics on their social media accounts. In which the lovey-dovey couple claimed that they are happily married and chose to have a baby together.

Flings and Relationships

Young Ian and Kate Bosworth met on the set of Young Americans for the first time. Later while they were working on The Rules of Attraction, they attracted each other. 

Eventually, they dated for some time. Soon after this, Somerhalder was spotted holding hands with beautiful Nicky Hilton. Despite this, they never came out and confessed their relationship to the fans. 

Without spreading any rumors, they parted their ways. Next on the line is none other than hot actress Maggie Grace. Both of the actors were cast in the Tv series Lost until 2006

This lady revealed that they were dating in the same year, but nothing serious was happening between them. She said,

“Ian’s great, and I adore him. I am only 22 and far too young to even think about having a serious relationship.”

According to sources, they had adopted a cat named Roo. Then he fell madly in love with 1991 Miss Universe Lupita Jone, an actress, and producer. The dating rumor spread like wildfire when both were seen together in 2008 at many events. 

Again in 2009, Somerhalder was seen attending a concert in Vancouver with pretty actress Ashley Greene. Unlike other relationships, Ian was head over heels for co-star Nina Dobrev. 

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They dated for three years before calling it off in 2013. Ian and his co-star, Malese Jow, who appeared as vampire Anna Zhu, sparked rumors in 2013.

None of the actors confirmed their relationship, but they were seen getting cozy at an event of Bloodycon. Some even speculate that the reason behind the break up of Nina and Ian was Jow. 

What Is Ian Somerhalder’s Net Worth? What Was His Salary in the Vampire Diaries?

Being one of the reputed television actors, there is no denying that Ian is paid a massive amount of money for his work. In 2021, this handsome actor had a total new North of $12 million. 

According to reliable sources, this 42 year old actor made about $40,000 from his work in The Vampire Diaries. Earning a heavy amount of money, he often spends it on philanthropic work.

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Ian Somerhalder has a total net worth of $12 million
Source: Instagram

Back in 2010, Ian hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity foundation for the humane society. During that time, the Vampire Diaries fandom donated about $11,000 to the cause. 

In the same year, Somerhalder launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation in 201o. He firmly believed in educating people about protecting animals and the environment. 

Social Media

Instagram: 22.9 million followers

Interesting Facts

  • At the tender age of 10, Ian started working as a model. During that time, he was the muse of famous fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Kelin, Guess, Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci, to mention a few.
  • As a matter of fact, Somerhalder does not like to talk much about his modeling career. 
  • He had his first kiss while he was in the fifth grade. 
  • In an interview, he revealed that his last meal would be gumbo. As a matter of fact, he loathes fast food. 
  • Somerhalder adores truffle oil so much that he sprinkles it in everything. 
  • If he had failed to be an actor by any chance, he would opt for a marine biologist. 
  • Somerhalder would love to visit Mars.
  • This actor owns three cats. Their name is Thursday, Moke, and Miss Linx. 
  • Other than this, Ian owns a pizza parlor in Idaho, United States of America. 
  • He is a good friend of Joseph Morga. Julie Plec, Bryan Seacrest, even Williamson, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, and Paul Wesley, to mention a few. 
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