Get ready to start believing in love again!
Well, not two weeks in, and Ian's already breaking the rule -- to write a very, very sweet tribute to his wife.
In case you've forgotten, since Ian and Nikki announced it before she even gave birth, they were planning on bonding with their baby, exclusively.
"We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate."
(That sounds like a nightmare, because you need your phone for everyday life -- how are you gonna eat? By cooking? Like the Amish?)
To be fair, Ian Somerhalder's already broken their "month of silence" rule, like, five times, by our count.
This makes number six, but we'll totally let it slide:
Ian Somerhalder took to Instagram and, alongside a photo of Nikki Reed's Fit Pregnancy and Baby cover, basically poured his heart out.
He starts it off simple and sweet:
"Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife."
Yes, that is the correct way to address your wife.
"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..."
So clearly he used the opportunity to sneak off to Instagram and look through their photos.
But, you know, for a good reason.
"Seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one."
That's such an important statement.
Pregnancy permanently alters your body and even your skeletal structure, and it's a total pain (literally) starting fairly early on after conception.
Some men take that lightly. Ian Somerhalder clearly does not.
"The kindness, the beauty, and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud."
Basically, his wife is hot and he wants to make sure that everybody knows.
"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."
That's a goofy statement, but the guy's in love and quite possibly running on less sleep than he needs.
We're not saying that pregnant women can't be fun or even sexy.
We're just saying that his phrasing of it makes him come across a little lovestruck.
"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."
It's really good of him to share this message with the world instead of just, like, jotting it down on pen and paper for her to read, like it's the Dark Ages or something.
First, it's insight into their love life.
"Love, You husband"
We were a little leery of this relationship when it started.
It's not just because we were, despite ourselves, pretty aggressively shipping Delena (that is, Ian's character Damon with Nina Dobrev's character Elena, at least by the second season of The Vampire Diaries) back before that show went off the rails.
It's more because Ian had been dating Nina Dobrev, who is gorgeous and wonderful, and then it felt really abrupt when he started dating Nina's friend, Nikki Reed.
But, you know what? If Nina Dobrev's cool with Ian and Nikki, then so are we.
Plus, it's almost impossible to dislike Ian. The guy's totally devoted to environmental causes so much that he's basically Captain Planet.
(Also someone at some studio somewhere needs to get off their butt and make a Captain Planet reboot film and cast Ian as the titular character, right now immediately)
And it's kind of impossible to see Ian and Nikki being so cute and lovey with each other and about their baby without feeling any affection yourself.