Ian Somerhalder, Grandfather?! 'Vampire Diaries' Hunk About To Welcome 8 Puppies

10/04/2013 04:45 pm ET

"Vampire Diaries" hottie Ian Somerhalder may be a single 34-year-old man, but he's about to become a grandpa. Wait, what?!

Somerhalder posted the following adorable photo of his dog to his Instagram account this week and captioned it:

The calm before the storm...Launching Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries& preparing for the launch of a whole part of life-being a GRANDFATHER. Yup-I've got my hand on a belly with 8 little ones about to explode out into the world.What I thought was one rescue become 9-Mama Nietzsche is a trooper-babies coming in about 48hrs... Aunt @thejram & Uncle @polivierjr GET READY for some BABIES! 2 cats 9 dogs- is that considered a hoarder???

Oh, grandfather to puppies. Phew, now it all makes sense. And if it'll mean you'll deliver the pups yourself, we'll definitely adopt one, Ian!

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