“I ended up in the hospital 4 times in 2 years. “
Thanks to a trade deal that went wrong, the actor found himself in eight-figure debt and struggling to get by.
In a candid Instagram post, Ian spoke openly about the situation for the first time, which he credits his wife Nikki Reed for putting it across.
“I never disclosed this publicly, but this woman worked selflessly for two years to get me out of a terrible work situation I found myself in,” Ian wrote.
He continued, “I started a business by turning TVD It was important to me. I have invested a lot, I have made enormous personal guarantees to the banks. However, due to the greed and fraud within this company and the fraudulent activities of our biggest client, not to mention the temporary collapse of the oil and gas industry, I found myself in a hole at EIGHT NUMBERS. ”
Ian added that the situation was “horrible” and a “real nightmare” and he spent most of his time traveling in order to pay off his debt.
Luckily, when he started dating Nikki, she stepped in to help him solve the problem in any way she could.
“She dedicated her life to getting me out of this mess and it almost killed her along the way. I’m where I am BECAUSE of this woman… I was able to start my life over because of this woman, ”added Ian.
He continued, “Needless to say, it was the most revealing and humbling experience. Painful as hell, but as a family SHE has helped us. It’s unreal. I owe him my health, my life and my sanity. “
Ian also noted that he was only able to start his bourbon company, Brothers Bond, because of the work Nikki put in over those two years.
“I honor this woman and appreciate her more than anyone I could ever imagine… You have allowed me to live, build my dreams and start my life anew,” Ian concluded.
Since overcoming the major hurdle, the couple have married and welcomed their daughter Bodhi.
It’s shocking to think of what could have happened if Nikki hadn’t stepped in to help.
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