Days after her 33rd birthday, Ian Somerhalder found a touching way to celebrate and honor his wife, Nikki Reed.

Somerhalder, 42, got candid in an Instagram post on Friday, revealing his gratitude for Reed after helping him get out of a “terrible business situation” years prior.

The former “Vampire Diaries” star shared a selfie of the couple on Instagram as Reed hugged his shoulder while Somerhalder held up a glass of bourbon from his company, Brother’s Bond Bourbon, which he co-founded with his former co-star Paul Wesley.

“This mama. This human. I owe you such gratitude for it all,” he wrote. “What many of you may not know is this woman is the reason I was actually able to build @brothersbondbourbon. I’ve never disclosed this publicly, but this woman worked selflessly for 2yrs to build me out of a terrible business situation I got myself into.”

Somerhalder explained that while shooting “The Vampire Diaries” and before the couple began dating, he started his own company and “invested heavily” while making “huge personal guarantees to banks.”

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