Ian Somerhalder’s Gonna Be a Young Grandpa … Sort Of!

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Ian Somerhalder and Nietzsche (Instagram)

Ian Somerhalder isn't messing around when it comes to parenting … or, should we say, grandparenting?!

"The Vampire Diaries" star, 34, announced on Instagram this week that he's expecting eight little grandchildren soon, courtesy of his dog Nietzsche.

"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," he captioned this Instagram photo of him and his girl.

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"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???"

All together now ... awwwwww!

It was just in August when Ian introduced the world to his new canine companion (also on Instagram). Nietzsche joined the actor and his family of cats in Atlanta where Ian's hit CW show shoots.

Though Ian has been single since he broke up with co-star Nina Dobrev in May, one thing is clear … anyone who dates the smoldering actor must love dogs!

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