Ian Somerhalder sings the praises of his wife Nikki Reed after revealing that she spent two years saving him from massive financial debt.
“I never disclosed this publicly, but this woman worked selflessly for 2 years to get me out of a terrible work situation I found myself in,” Somerhalder explained in a long photo caption shared on Friday. “Before Nik and I got together, I started a business by turning TVD which was important to me. “
The 42-year-old actor, who married Reed in 2015, goes on to reveal that he “invested heavily”, making “huge personal guarantees” to various banks.
“However, due to the greed and fraud within this company and the fraudulent activities of our biggest customer, not to mention the temporary collapse of the oil and gas industry – I found myself in a hole in the wall. EIGHT NUMBERS, “said the former” Vampire Diaries “star. .
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Somerhalder does not reveal details, but also said traveling the world in an attempt to pay off his debt had left him hospitalized four times in two years. He now credits his wife with the freedom to start his successful liquor company, Brothers Bond Bourbon, with his former co-star, Paul Wesley.
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“I am where I am BECAUSE of this woman. The Bond Bourbon brothers are actually here today because of this woman. I was able to start my life over again thanks to this woman. Needless to say, this was the most eye-opening and humbling experience. “
Reed and Somerhalder surprised friends and family with a ‘backyard barbecue’ wedding in April 2015. Their daughter, Bodhi, was born two years later in mid-2017.