Fans can鈥檛 get enough of Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder鈥檚 life together, from their gorgeous wedding to the day they welcomed their baby girl into the world. But one story about how they decided to start a family has caused a firestorm online 鈥 and now Reed is speaking out about the backlash.

Sitting down to chat on Dr. Berlin鈥檚 Informed Pregnancy Podcast, the couple revealed that the topic of babies came up when they were with their best friends in Barcelona. (It wasn鈥檛 the first time they鈥檇 talked about children, though; Reed says they started discussing having kids even before they were officially dating.)

The couples apparently made some friendly plans to coordinate having children at the same time, so Somerhalder took action. 鈥淲e decided that we wanted to all have children together and it was just time,鈥 he said. 鈥淏ut unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn鈥檛 realize that I was gonna go in her purse and take out her birth control and pop them [out]鈥 by the way, it was at the beginning of the pack so I had to pop all those suckers out 鈥 there was like 25 of them.鈥

Reed laughed, telling the podcast鈥檚 hosts that there鈥檚 a photo of her watching him do it. (Somerhalder clarified that there鈥檚 actually a 鈥渟ix-minute video鈥 of her 鈥渇reaking out.鈥) But not everyone thought the story was funny. Somerhalder faced major backlash online, with many people questioning the issue of consent.

The Twilight actress took to Twitter to address the reactions, writing, 鈥淲OMEN鈥橲 RIGHTS MATTER, so please don鈥檛 use false narratives to highlight issues that are truly important!鈥

She also added, 鈥淲e should be talking about these things, but using a funny interview between married ppl & twisting it to perpetuate gossip is irresponsible.鈥

She wasn鈥檛 done there, though. Clearly feeling that 140 characters weren鈥檛 enough, the actress posted an image of a longer message addressing one particular story about the podcast: 鈥淨uote from an article this morning claiming that my husband tried to 鈥榝orce (me) into pregnancy?!鈥 Oh and my favorite line 鈥楾hat is some unconsented bullsh*t right there.鈥 馃槀 My response: Yep. When you actually listen to the podcast (which I鈥檓 sure you didn鈥檛) you鈥檒l hear how 鈥榰nforced鈥 I felt. Ha! Also, 鈥榰nconsented鈥 bullsh*t is you speaking on my behalf in a story admittedly taken out of context for the purpose of stirring up drama WITHOUT my approval. Don鈥檛 talk about consent to me.鈥

She added, 鈥淎nd lastly, how dare you try to cast a dark shadow over one of the happiest days of my life 鈥 you鈥檙e not only disrespecting me but my baby. Oh, and next time you try to stand up for women by writing an article 鈥榓bout women鈥檚 rights,鈥 try properly conveying the way I felt. It鈥檚 a shame that this was your way in. You have a platform, write about things that matter by using truthful stories, not gossip.鈥

Somerhalder, for his part, has apparently decided to stay quiet about the issue for the time being.

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