What is one to do for company on those long, lonely nights on the road? Bring a pillow version of yourself, of course! Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder recently took to Instagram to expose a short-kept secret: He has a pillow with his face on it...

Credit: Ian Somerhalder on Instagram Photo: Ian Somerhalder Pillow

“Umm, why is this pillow in my bed...? It was given to me in Brazil! When you wake up in bed next to yourself... Is there term for that? I guess #lifeontheroad gets lonely,” Ian captioned a photo of what is, in fact, a pillow with his image on it and the words: “Doing Better Since 1978.” Yes, that was the year Ian was born. No, we’re not sure if these pillows are available yet for order on Etsy.

Those Brazilian fans sure know how to make an impact. Ian was in the South American country last month and had to take to Twitter to ask loud fans gathered outside of his hotel to quiet down so the other guests could sleep: “My beautiful, wonderful, loving & every happy Brazilian sisters & brothers. I cannot thank you enough for the love 2day but I Beg u, pls respect...The other guests in my hotel. It is not fair to them with all of the screaming and happy wonderful sounds that you create :) Pls pls shh shh!...I must go to sleep as well but I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU! Its a school night so please go home, do your homework, and get some rest :) Love, Ian,” he said in a series of tweets.

Perhaps this is when the Ian Pillow came into play? Or was it on his more recent trip to Brazil for the Vampire Attraction fan convention this past week? That’s right: Ian has visited Brazil twice in the last month. Lucky country...

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