You don’t have to know the names of overtly good looking actors from CW shows to know the lady bloggers aren’t going to find it cool when a husband independently tosses out his wife’s birth control in order to get her pregnant.
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed, among the Hollywood pretty people who play melodramatic vampires on shows for teen girls, appeared on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy podcast to share their own story of recent conception and birth of celebrity daughter with stupid name. It’s not her fault, she’s a victim too. The baby, not Dr. Berlin. Though she sounds plagued as well.
Somerhalder explained that he and his hot actress wife went to Barcelona with the strictly platonic couple friends he always takes along with to Spain. Like a therapy dog or a bisexual male tagalong to ensure better ending massages along the Catalonian coast. Everybody got loaded back at the Villa and while Reed was in the other room, everybody decided they were going to make babies. Literally. Somerhalder took the initiative to start flushing Reed’s contraception down the toilet without her knowledge.
These people are hired for their looks, not their smarts, so limited working knowledge of the timeline to fertility after a decade of egg busting pills. It probably seemed romantic at the time. They made short videos with lots of giggling and Somerhalder having trouble pushing all the little pills out of the foil packaging. In retrospect, Reed referred to the pill flushing as Somerhalder being so super sure it was time for the couple to have a baby. In contrast, the ladies magazines found it repulsive patriarchal behavior.
It’s a tough line to walk for chick mags to caution TV actors they spend so much time blindly adoring for their hot abs as to proper feminist behavior. Their readers would throw away their #Resist hashtags for ten minutes of Somerhalder dick as they tossed their own contraception in anticipation. But there’s always time for chastising. You don’t go in a woman’s purse and you don’t flush her pills behind her back.
To be gender fair, if Reed had gone through his shit and tossed his condoms, it’d be worth a talking about as shitty wife or girlfriend beahvor. Though Somerhalder may have been super busy in the other room with the “platonic couple” he travels with. There’s way more to unwrap in this story than Dr. Berlin could ever possibly reach on one podcast. The baby’s adorable and the same magazines can no go back to paying creepy men in bushes to snap her playground photos.
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