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Ian Somerhalder Says He Threw Out Nikki Reed's Birth Control Pills And The Internet Is Not Happy

"Unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn’t realize that I was going to go in her purse and take out her birth control."

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This is Ian Somerhalder and his wife, Nikki Reed.

@iansomerhalder / Instagram / Via instagram.com

Somerhalder starred in The Vampire Diaries and Reed was in Twilight, so IDK vampires, vampires, vampires.

Reed recently gave birth to the couple's first child, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder.

@iansomerhalder / Instagram / Via Instagram: @iansomerhalder

The pair recently appeared on the podcast Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy, and revealed that Somerhalder actually threw out Reed's birth control pills in order to start trying to have a baby.

@iansomerhalder / Instagram / Via Instagram: @iansomerhalder
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The incident happened when the pair was on vacation in Barcelona, Spain. “We decided that we wanted to have children together, and it was just time. But unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn’t realize that I was going to go in her purse and take out her birth control," he said on the show.

@iansomerhalder / Instagram / Via Instagram: @iansomerhalder

"By the way, it was the beginning of the pack, so I had to pop all those suckers out. It is a lot of work, especially after a little bit of sangria," he continued. Somerhalder even videotaped himself throwing out the pills.

Somerhalder insisted he did it without Reed's permission, but after having discussed with her and with friends that the couple wanted to have children. He also admitted: "Actually, now thinking about it, I guess I kind of decided [to start a family].”

Not surprisingly, many people took to Twitter to criticize Somerhalder's actions.

ian somerhalder is fucking disgusting how do you make a joke about throwing away your wife's birth control

People highlighted how much Somerhalder's story sounded like reproductive coercion.

Sound familiar @iansomerhalder

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, reproductive coercion "involves behavior intended to maintain power and control in a relationship related to reproductive health."

@iansomerhalder / Instagram / Via Instagram: @iansomerhalder

According to the site, "This behavior includes explicit attempts to impregnate a partner against her will, control outcomes of a pregnancy, coerce a partner to have unprotected sex, and interfere with contraceptive methods."

And criticized Reed for continuing to stay with Somerhalder despite his actions.

ian somerhalder recorded his wife hyperventilating about her (missing) birth control that he threw out & she’s still with him....lmfao bye.

Some fans revoked their support.

ian somerhalder is a real piece of shit i’ll never forgive compulsive heterosexuality for making me think i was ever attracted to him

imagine stanning ian somerhalder especially after what he just did to nikki 💀

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