Nikki Reed and husband Ian Somerhalder comprise one Hollywood power couple that couldn’t be cuter. The two are incredibly affectionate with each other, and are equally vocal when it comes to their advocacies. When Ian decided to put together his own foundation, Nikki showed her support, 100 percent.
The actress was photographed at the first Ian Somerhalder Foundation benefit gala in Chicago.
Nikki Reed at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation Benefit at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago on December 3, 2016
Nikki dazzles in the dark “Coco” ruffled number by Ulla Johnson
Nikki went for a dark-but-sweet look in a black ruffled “Coco” dress by Ulla Johnson that you can buy at Barneys New York. We would have preferred something a bit more youthful and fresh on Nikki, but we don’t exactly hate this look either. We suppose it’s appropriate for winter weather.
The actress finished up with a gold clutch, a silver jeweled choker, and the classic Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals in black patent.
Nikki wears the classic black patent Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals
Nikki poses with the people behind the Ian Somerhalder Foundation
The Ian Somerhalder Foundation puts emphasis on animal protection, youth education, and protecting the environment. Nikki followed up the event with a long heartfelt post to the people who made the foundation a reality, including Graziela Gems and supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
Ian himself also thanked his better half for “experiencing so much love” during their first charity gala. Awe. Major couple goals.
What a truly spectacular evening introducing @isfofficial to such a wonderful group of people in the beautiful city of Chicago. Graziela you moved mountains to make this happen. As I said last night, you have my heart…forever. You, my sister, are the real deal and anyone who knows you knows what I mean. You don’t take no for an answer, and you fight fiercely for what you believe in, all with a smile on your face and love in your heart. I can’t believe all of this started from a phone call between two animal lovers talking pit bull rescue and “foster failures”. So much went into this event, and we are forever grateful. A HUGE thank you to @karolinakurkova , @grazielagems , our incredible ISF team and fellow compassionate Chicagoans for a night of raising awareness on the importance of guiding our youth in a direction that leads to the betterment of this beautiful planet, while saving as many animals as we can :). And Gra, thank you for believing in ISF, and giving so much of yourself to make this world a better place. We love you. Nikki+Ian
Wow. What an incredible night. Our 1st official #isf @isfofficial gala in the great city of Chicago. Experiencing so much love from my better half @iamnikkireed – this photo says it all. It’s hard to find the words to express how grateful we are for the time, energy, and love everyone put into making this night come to life. @grazielagems and the entire Kaufman family, our special guest @karolinakurkova , Katie Evans and our incredible ISF team, thank you for helping us continue our mission to save animals, educate our youth and protect our environment by building the greatest, most compassionate, grateful, innovative and intelligent next generation the world has ever seen. Love, Ian and Nikki
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