Nikki Reed of Twilight fame is engaged to Ian Somerhalder. She and the Vampire Diaries star have only been dating for about six months. Prior to that, Somerhalder dated longtime girlfriend Nina Dobrev, who was also his costar. How do you suppose she feels since learning her ex-boyfriend’s news?
“She accepted with glee,” a source told Us Weekly of Ian Somerhalder’s proposal to Nikki Reed. “She is madly in love.”
“They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before. They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship. It may seem quick, but they knew it was right. They believe in the same things. They are dedicated to their work and helping others,” another source told the publication.
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have lived together in Atlanta since a few weeks after they started dating.
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Ian was spotted shopping at Neil Lane about a month ago, sparking the first rumors of an impending proposal.
“Ian bought a vintage diamond eternity band for Nikki,” a source told Us Weekly in December. “It’s not a typical engagement ring but actually a wedding band you purchase for when you get married.”
Somerhalder hinted at a future with Nikki Reed in an Instagram post about a week ago. He captioned the post as follows:
“How I spent my New Year’s Day- in a #tbt way- wow. Week one of 2015. Thank you all for giving me so much strength-we’re ready to kick major ass and make a great future staritng now . Happy 1st week of the New Year- I hope you’re on track with making your future the most sustainable and harmonious one possible…Love, Ian”
When Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder tie the knot (word of a wedding date hasn’t yet emerged), it will mark the second time down the aisle for the Twilight actress. She was married to American Idol alum Paul McDonald. The two finalized their divorce just a short time ago, and still make music together. It will be the first marriage for Ian Somerhalder.
Was Nina Dobrev hoping to become his first wife?