The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder and fiancee Nikki Reed are wasting no time in adding to their family!
Although they haven’t been engaged long, Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries and his Twilight star love are expanding their family with a new passion project!
We all know Ian and Nikki are rabidly passionate about animals and animal welfare, but they’re also getting passionate when it comes to eating healthy and sharing this new passion with their fans and the world.
Recently the future Mr. and Mrs. Somerhalder decided to encourage healthy eating by joining their forces by partnering with Thrive Market, an online organic retailer. Below the couple are seen grabbing food supplies in a warehouse to introduce their fans to Thrive Market.
Ian on Thrive Market
My newest adventure, something I am not only extremely excited about but something I take great pride in that will drastically change all of our lives. My “baby” if you will: Thrive Market.
The online store, new to the Internet marketplace, lets people buy organic food right from the comfort of their own homes. Although the site charges membership when people sign up, one of the things that attracted Ian and Nikki is the fact that for every family that signs up, Thrive Market gives a free membership to a family in need so they can purchase healthy food for less.
Ian explains their philosophy
It’s a common misconception, and wildly ignorant, to say that lower-income families don’t desire to consume clean, healthy foods.
The biggest reason [they don’t]: cost. Cost is cited as the primary barrier to eating healthy food. So we have a ton of people without access to supermarkets and a ton more who can’t afford the food that’s in these markets. What do we do about this? How do we combat rising prices and the growing number of families who are “food insecure”? This feels like an uphill climb with no shoes on. But it’s not.
We start by making healthy, clean, unprocessed, organic, non-GMO products available to ALL people. We educate them. We help them create shopping lists and strategies for meal-planning.
They’ve both been passionate about organic food. Ian mentioned in an interview a few years ago that he loves chocolate, as long as it’s organic chocolate! One of their rituals since beginning their relationship is a trip to a Hollywood farmers’ market every weekend. In fact, it was on one of these outtings that it was revealed they were getting serious, and not just about the fresh produce!
Watch Ian on The Vampire Diaries Thursdays at 8/7c, on The CW!
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