Tuesday 22 August 2017

Twilight star Nikki Reed and husband Ian Somerhalder reveal they're expecting first child in sweet announcement

Actress Nikki Reed and actor Ian Somerhalder attend Heifer Internationals 4th Annual Beyond Hunger Gala at the Montage on September 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California
Actress Nikki Reed and actor Ian Somerhalder attend Heifer Internationals 4th Annual Beyond Hunger Gala at the Montage on September 18, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder attend the Unlikely Heroes 4th Annual Recognizing Heroes Charity Benefit at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas on November 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Peter Larsen/Getty Images for Unlikely Heroes)
US actress Nikki Reed (L) and US actor and model Ian Somerhalder poses as she arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California, on February 28, 2016.
Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
US actress and model Nikki Reed (L) and US actor Ian Somerhalder pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Youth" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

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Actress Nikki Reed and her husband Ian Somerhalder are expecting their first child together.

The Twilight star revealed the news on her Instagram account on Thursday in a sweet letter-style message written to her unborn child.

"Hi Little One," she captioned a picture of Ian kissing her baby belly, "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".

Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Father-to-be Ian also took to the Internet on Thursday to express his delight about becoming a dad.

Sharing the same photo as his wife, The Vampire Diaries star wrote in his own Instagram caption: "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."

Although the couple did not reveal when the baby is due, Nikki appeared several months along in her pregnancy in the photograph shared online.

Nikki and Ian tied the knot in 2015.

US actress Nikki Reed (L) and US actor and model Ian Somerhalder poses as she arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California, on February 28, 2016.
US actress Nikki Reed (L) and US actor and model Ian Somerhalder poses as she arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California, on February 28, 2016.

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