Ian Somerhalder Is Not Divorcing Nikki Reed, Even If ‘Fifty Shades’ Rumors Are True

News that Nikki Reed is likely going to split from The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder has been flourishing throughout the online community, virtually since Ian and Nikki began dating. Now, as rumors fly that Somerhalder is being considered to replace Jamie Dornan in the Fifty Shades film franchise, the gossip that Reed is contemplating a divorce again worry fans, even though such gossip is without any foundation in fact. While Fifty Shades Darker star Dornan protests any idea that he is being separated, Somerhalder comes forward to fire back at those suggesting his marriage to Reed is suffering any turmoil whatsoever.

The Vampire Diaries Star Ian Somerhalder Says He And Nikki Couldn’t Be Happier

While Ian Somerhalder’s vast fan base may adore The Vampire Diaries star, they seem to have a low opinion of his ability to remain faithful in a committed relationship. First, fans suggested his marriage to Nikki Reed wouldn’t survive his on-set reunion with Nina Dobrev, and now they’re fearing that a possible starring role in the Fifty Shades film franchise might also lead to divorce, according to iTech. Apparently, Ian would be no more able to resist Dakota Johnson’s charms than Nina Dobrev’s seductions.

Suspected infidelity isn’t the only reported source of conflict between Reed and Somerhalder. The iTech report suggests Ian’s Hollywood appeal has started to die down, stemming from his highly publicized split from Nina Dobrev. While The Vampire Diaries certainly keeps Ian busy enough, that series is coming to a close, and sources suggest Nikki is concerned for their future if Ian can’t attach himself to a new highly lucrative project in the near future.

Fanning the flames, sources also suggest a disagreement over having children has placed further stress on the couple. Ian wants them, Nikki doesn’t.

While it may have seemed that Reed and Somerhalder have been distanced from each other, Ian has revealed that a hectic shooting schedule for the final season of The Vampire Diaries is to blame. Now that filming is complete, Ian says he’s dedicating himself to spending more time with Nikki and starting a family.

Jamie Dornan Responds To News That Ian Somerhalder Is Going To Be The New Christian Grey

The rumors that Ian Somerhalder would be replacing Jamie Dornan in the Fifty Shades film adaptations are nothing new, and as Cinema Blend reports, fans had been hoping for that particular casting change almost since 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey went into production. Unfortunately, it seems those rumors really amount to nothing more than wishful thinking on behalf of Somerhalder’s passionate fans.

While Dornan was sitting in on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night talk show host asked Jamie directly about the rumors and if there was any truth to them at all. The Fifty Shades Darker star answered with the only information available to him.

“No. I mean, no, I don’t know. That would be really hard for them to do, considering we shot both of the movies,” said Dornan. “That’s an expensive mistake, I’ll put it that way.”

Seeming to give the matter some thought, Jamie seemed to backtrack on his initial answer. Going further, the Fifty Shades Darker star seems to insinuate that Ian Somerhalder may, in fact, be coming to the franchise.

“But good luck to him—he’ll be great!”

As Jamie Dornan indicates, however, it would be financially draining to replace him with Somerhalder at this late date. As has been the case with many film franchises in recent memory, the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels have been filmed back to back in order to utilize the same sets and actors all at once, which saves everyone involved additional time and money. Due to that arrangement, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed have already been filmed with Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey.

Therefore, it seems highly unlikely that Ian Somerhalder will take up the role of Christian Grey.

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