Ian Somerhalder has taken the concept of #RelationshipGoals to an entirely new level.
The actor has now been married to Nikki Reed for over a year and a half, but if you think he's remotely sick of her... if you think he takes her for granted... if you think he doesn't fully appreciate each and every amazing aspect of his wife...
... well, you don't know Ian Somerhalder.
Earlier this month, the beloved star of The Vampire Diaries gushed once again over Reed, telling E! News that he cannot wait to procreate with the actress.
His schedule is a bit packed at the moment, but once The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is done filming, Somerhalder said he "absolutely" wants to have kids with Reed.
Now, in an interview with Modern Luxury, Somerhalder has once again gone off on his wife.
In the most flattering way possible.
“The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew," Somerhalder said of Reed, with whom he was friends for year.
But Reed was married and Somerhalder was with Nina Dobrev, so the relationship was strictly plutonic - until it wasn't.
"I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife. Absolutely, definitely,” Somerhalder stressed to the publication.
He then went on to talk about Reed in a way few famous husbands or wives talk about their significant others:
“I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things – whether it’s sitting for five minutes under a tree or getting out into the country and spending time on our horses or even just going for a walk around the lake or riding a boat.”
The pair got married in April of 2015 after just a few months of dating.
Like Ian says, however, he simply knew.
“I am so blessed that I did, indeed, find this human being that can deal with me and is also the most caring, compassionate person I’ve ever known.
"That’s why I wake up happy.”
Somerhalder has been talking about procreating with Reed for a long time now.
“It’s a pretty crazy time and place to bring a child into this turbulent, insane world .... but I really can’t wait to do it," the actor said in September of last year.
And that was before Donald Trump was even the Republican nominee for President!
Somerhalder and Reed have a lot in common, from a love of animals to being in possession of amazing looks.
But what may bring them together more than anything is their desire to make the world a better place.
“My goal and Nikki’s goal in life is literally - my goal in particular - is to build for profit entities that will literally feed our necessary non-profit initiatives till the end of time,” he told Us Weekly of their plans back in July 2015.
“We definitely share that passion together in a very huge way."
What a beautiful couple, right? And we're not even talking about their looks.
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