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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have announced they’re expecting their first child.

The actor couple, who married in 2015 shared the news by posting a photo of the actor kissing his wife’s rounded stomach.

Twilight star Nikki, 28, captioned the shot with a sentimental note to their unborn child.


Image: Nikki Reed via Instagram

“I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already?” she wrote. “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.”

The Vampire Diaries star Somerhalder’s note was equally emotional.

“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,” he wrote.

“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.”

The timing was clearly right for the couple, after Ian’s long-time commitment with The Vampire Diaries ended following the show’s final episode in March.