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Guess who ships Delena, Vampire Diaries fans? Mr. Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)! We suppose it’s not surprising that the actor would want his character and Elena (Nina Dobrev) to be together, but he told Zap2It at The CW upfronts how crushed he was that she chose Stefan (Paul Wesley) over Damon in the Season 3 finale.

“Is it shock or devastation? Are they the same?” wondered Ian. Nevertheless, he expects Damon to bounce back right away. “Here’s the good thing. He’s not pining for her. He’s not pining for Katherine,” he says. Per usual, Ian’s hoping the elder Salvatore will get a little of his bad guy swagger back in Season 4.

Ian also discussed his huge upcoming project: a shelter for animals with behavioral problems. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation will run the sanctuary on a farm in Louisiana, and troubled kids will have the opportunity to interact with the animals. Hopefully, the kids and the animals will learn compassion from one another. “It is going to be this utopia of progression, education, and sustainability,” said the ever resourceful Ian.

You know want to help Ian achieve his dream, so head over to the ISF website and make a donation. (You too, Stelena fans.)

Source: Zap2It

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