Ian Somerhalder is going to be a grandpa! Except his new grandbaby will be really hairy and have a fondness for kibble. The Vampire Diaries star brought home a rescue dog, Nietzsche, a month ago and now the pup is expecting.
“The calm before the storm…Launching Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries & preparing for the launch of a whole part of life-being a GRANDFATHER,” Ian wrote on Instagram. “Yup-I’ve got my hand on a belly with 8 little ones about to explode out into the world.”
The expectant grandpa sounds like he’s still getting used to the idea adding onto his already-large menagerie at home. “The What I thought was one rescue become 9,” he continued. “2 cats 9 dogs – is that considered a hoarder???”
In an interview in 2010 the CW actor talked about his love for cats, too. “I have three cats in my loft in Atlanta,” Ian told People magazine at the time. “I literally wake up and there’s just fur everywhere. It’s so awesome.”