Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Forced To Apologize After Shocking Birth Control Comments

They received major backlash

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Nikki Reed and her husband Ian Somerhalder have issued a public apology, following comments made by Ian about taking Nikki’s birth control pills from her bag when they got married.

Ian, who stars in The Vampire Diaries, made the comments while appearing with Nikki on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast, speaking about their daughter Bodhi, who the couple welcomed in July.

“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.

“By the way, it was the beginning of the pack, so I had to pop all those suckers out.” he laughed.

The couple were met with serious backlash, with many fans criticising Ian strongly for what they called ‘reproductive coercion.’

The pair, who married in 2015, have since taken to twitter to apologise for any offence caused.

“That is an extremely serious issue, and women’s rights is something that is incredibly important to both of us. It is something we’ve been very vocal about, and something that is very close to our hearts.

“We never expected a lighthearted interview we did poking fun at EACH OTHER and how WE chose together to get pregnant. A goofy moment in Barcelona with our two best friends and the anticipation of our journey together as we went from two to three, to turn into something representing a very serious matter.

“However, if this somehow sheds light on a topic that definitely needs mainstream attention, then we are grateful for the unintended consequence. It’s a shame that outlets chose this as their way into a very serious discussion, as we are certainly not qualified to be the faces of this topic.”

“We are two happily married people who chose TOGETHER to have a baby. The end. Love, Nikki and Ian.”

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