Ian Somerhalder’s Love Letter for Nikki Reed After Her Pregnancy Will Move You

Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder baby pregnancy noteThe ‘Vampire Diaries’ actor shared a sweet love letter to his wife after the recent birth of their first child. (

Prior to welcoming their first child together, sweet celebrity couple Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed agreed to 30 days of silence after the birth of their daughter. Social media, however, was seemingly untouched by this oath of silence, especially with Somerhalder’s latest update on Instagram. After all, it’s hard to remain silent in cases of true love.

The Vampire Diaries actor took to social media on Monday, August 21, to share a sentimental note for Reed. “Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife,” Somerhalder wrote, alongside a photo of his wife’s Fit Pregnancy cover. “You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you’ll read this when you wake… seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one. The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud. You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant but you literally brought the word sexy into pregnancy, we all see it. Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us. Love, You husband.”

The pair confirmed to People that they had welcomed their daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, on July 25. “After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence,” the actress told Fit Pregnancy in the spread. “Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?’ You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present. Pregnant, I’m a better version of myself. I’m really chill and relaxed, which I think is the greatest blessing.”

Reed and Somerhalder married in April 2015, in a surprise ceremony at Topanga Canyon. The pair memorably shocked their wedding guests at home with the guise of a housewarming party, which later turned out to be a top-secret ceremony. The bride, however, was prepared for the occasion and looked resplendent in a long-sleeve lace gown by Claire Pettibone.

In a note celebrating two years of marriage this spring, Reed wrote: “Every day gets better, every moment calling for even more. Navigating the waters of life with you is the greatest and most rewarding adventure I’ve ever known. We climb, we grow, and we laugh at all of it. Thank you for being exactly who you are, and for loving all of me. Thank you for your willingness to go even deeper. Until you, I had no idea what could be. Until you…Happy Anniversary.”

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Esther Lee
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Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.