Ian Somerhalder supports fiancee at event

Ian Somerhalder stepped up to the plate Friday night, showing that The Vampire Diaries hunk is definitely fiance material, and has no issue playing a supporting role.

Somerhalder traveled to South Florida to be on the arm of his beloved, Nikki Reed, who received The Humane Society of the U.S.’s “Inspirational Award” during a vegan gala at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

“So excited,” posted Somerhalder before the event on Instagram with a picture of the couple’s intertwined hands.

The fellow animal lover added he was “blown away” by the “beautiful” Twilight actress, and was “grateful” to be her date.”

As for Reed, she wore a dainty yellow lacy dress and chatted with guests about the cause, celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. She also gave shout-outs to the work done by The HSUS Animal Rescue Team and the South Florida Wildlife Center and discussed a new ad campaign to stop breed specific legislation.

Asked if the two actors were going to be able to take in any South Florida sights, Somerhalder told an attendee, “Man I would love to. We’ll see. I’m running on fumes as I’ve barely slept in the last few days. I could use a champagne.”