“The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder is passionate about the upcoming presidential elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, since the outcome will have an effect on his family's future.
While speaking with Variety, the actor, who openly supports presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said that he will leave the United States if Donald Trump is named the next leader of the country. “That’s not me playing up American exceptionalism. It has everything to do with our foreign policy and our understanding of the environment. Any person that potentially has the position of being president of the United States who thinks climate disruption is a hoax created by Chinese doesn’t deserve to be in that seat. It’s a simple fact,” he said.
Meanwhile, Somerhalder is also concerned about the kind of life his future children could have if Trump becomes the president of the United States. Last month, the actor told Modern Luxury that he knows he wants to one day have children with Reed. He also knows that his wife will become a wonderful mom to their kids because she is a passionate person. “I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things… I am so blessed that I did, indeed, find this human being that can deal with me and is also the most caring, compassionate person I’ve ever known,” he gushed.
In other news, Somerhalder will have plenty of time to focus on building his own family now that “The Vampire Diaries” will come to an end soon. While speaking with E! News, the actor admitted that he and Reed couldn’t have a baby yet because of his busy schedule in the hit The CW series. “With this schedule, living on a television show, it’s a bit difficult,” he said.
“The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.