One of the most precious couples in Hollywood is expecting its first-ever precious bundle of joy.
Via an adorable Instagram photo on Thursday evening, Nikki Reed confirmed the news we've been expecting and hoping to hear for awhile now:
She's pregnant with her first child!
The father, of course, is beloved ex-Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder.
In a note she signed from both herself and her handsome husband, Reed announced her pregnancy via the picture above and the caption below:
Hi Little One -
I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it's the strongest feeling I've ever felt.
We've been sharing this body for quite some time, and we've already experienced so much together. We can't wait to meet you...
Love, Your Parents.
So sweet. So profound. So very Reed and Somerhalder.
It's unclear how far along Reed is in her pregnancy, but it looks as though she'll give birth at some point this year at least.
That's quite the (beautiful) baby bump she's sporting in the image featured here!
Somerhalder was unable to hide his own excitement over the child growing inside of his wife's womb.
Sharing the same gorgeous photo on his own Instagram account, the actor penned the following today:
To our friends, family, and rest of the world.
In my 38 years on this earth I've never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this.
I can't think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first.
This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast...
Because that's what they do, they grow so fast.
Thank you for your kind energy.
Somerhalder and Reed got married two years ago, almost to the day, as they celebrated their anniversary last week with a pair of very sweet messages back and forth.
"To the most amazing human in the world," Ian wrote at the time, adding:
"Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I've ever known.
"To you my love, I say that I know we will have so many of these we can't even count them. Partly because I'll be so old... I love you."
And then Reed chimed in as follows:
"My guy, my man, my honey, my partner in this life, my better half in every way. At exactly this time two years ago today we walked hand in hand into the next chapter, our chapter, together.
"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."
Prior to this announcement, Somerhalder had been very open about wanting to start a family with his soulmate.
"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," Somerhalder said about the possibility of kids awhile back.
With The Vampire Diaries coming to an end in March, Ian finally had time in his schedule to get to some serious lovemaking with Reed.
And this is the result!
We could not be happier for Somerhalder and Reed.
Please join us in sending the couple your very best wishes!