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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."

This is Ian Somerhalder and his wife, Nikki Reed.

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

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.

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.

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."

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 💀