Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Address Reproductive Coercion Controversy After He Admitted To Secretly Throwing Away Her Birth Control
The couple is now defending the way they started their family. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are involved in a bit of a controversy after it was revealed that Ian threw out all of Nikki's birth control pills.
On Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy podcast, Ian stated that he and Nikki decided it was time to have children, but he was the one who took the pills out of her bag without her knowledge.
Hearing the unusual confession, fans slammed the actor for throwing away his wife’s protection, but now, the couple took to social media to clarify once again that both of them wanted to have kids together.
‘To anyone who’s been affected by reproductive coercion, we’re deeply sorry. That’ s an extremely serious issue, and women's rights is something that is incredibly important to both of us. We never expect 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 to turn into something representing a very serious matter,’ the letter read.
The couple added that even though they did not intend to create so much controversy, ultimately they are glad it happened so they can shed a bit more light on a less represented social issue.
However, in their opinions, it was a shame the press chose to use their innocent story in order to talk about such a delicate matter as reproductive coercion is.
In the end, the celebs explained they do not think they are the right people to represent the issue.
All in all, Nikki and Ian said they are just a happily married couple who both agreed to have a child.
They welcomed daughter Bodhi back in July.