On October 21, The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will premiere on The CW.
This will mark the beginning of the end for the once-beloved drama, as producers have already confirmed it will go off the air for good this spring.
What will Ian Somerhalder do with all the free time he'll suddenly have in a few months?
Easy: he'll have unprotected sex with his wife!
Asked this week by E! News whether he's planning to have children any time soon, the gorgeous actor did not mince any words or hide any desires.
"Absolutely! I can't wait," Somerhalder replied.
So then... what's the hold up?
"With this schedule, living on a television show, it's a bit difficult."
Ah, so there you go.
If The Vampire Diaries ends filming around April or so, and Somerhalder and Reed get right to baby-making around that time, then we can look forward to a baby for the couple in early 2018 perhaps.
Somerhalder and Reed were close friends for a number of years.
They started dating not too long after Somerhalder famously split from Nina Dobrev and then shocked fans when they just went ahead and got married in April of last year.
The ceremony took place in Malibu, California, but it was very small and intimate.
Somerhalder and Reed did not hype it or even talk about it in the media ahead of time. They simply exchanged vows.
Since then, the actor and the actress have been one of the cutest, most openly in love couples in Hollywood.
"You are a gift to this world, a teacher of light and a student of love," Reed wrote to her husband on the occasion of his birthday last year.
"You radiate warmth in vibrant reds and deep orange hues. I often wonder what it would be like to see autumn arrive through your eyes. Here is to the next 65 years together, holding hands, strolling through the woods, still learning, still listening."
Pretty beautiful, huh?
With Ian having an eye on beginning an actual family, what will it be like for him to leave his professional one?
"You develop these family dynamics here and in this particular situation, once this does end and we yell ‘cut' on the last scene on the last set up of the last episode, what will be the most difficult is when the family breaks up," he tells E!.
But while he'll be leaving his Vampire Diaries family behind, Somerhalder will be "starting" a new one he says with enthusiasm.
We're so happy for Ian and Nikki already!
We can't wait to meet their little bundle of joy!