Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder welcome baby girl and reveal newborn's unique name
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have welcomed a baby girl into the world.
The pair, who wed in May 2015, welcomed their little bundle of joy on July 25, reports E! News.
According to the website, they’ve named her Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder. Bodhi is a Sanskrit name meaning ‘awakened’.
The Twilight actress and Vampire Diaries star first announced their pregnancy back in May with a sweet Instagram post.
Alongside a picture of 38-year-old Ian kissing Nikki’s bump, the actor wrote: “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.
Ian added that the pair had kept it a secret for a while because they wanted to “enjoy” their time as a trio.
He continued: “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. Love, Ian.”
While Nikki penned a note to their unborn child, writing: “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.”
The Vampire Diaries actor dated his co-star Nina Dobrev for three years, before getting together with Nikki.
Speaking previously about their special day, Ian shared: “We really wanted our wedding to be small, intimate, and about the two of us.”
“We didn’t want our loved ones to show up with any expectations or squeezed into formal attire,” he added to Brides magazine.
Meanwhile, the actor recently put an end to any rumblings of a long-standing feud with ex-girlfriend Nina.
When Nina, 28, decided to quit the show after six years, many assumed it was because of his wedding to Nikki – which she didn’t attend.
Earlier this year Ian finally shut down any speculation when he shared a picture of him alongside Nikki and Nina as they enjoyed their first dinner together.
He shared: “Chilling with these two… After years of websites pretending these two badass ladies knew each other well and baseless, false information of back stabbing and hatred from low-brow websites filled the minds and hearts of fans.
“They finally were able to get together for their first real dinner. Let’s stop spreading hate everyone, there’s already too much of that right now in our world. Join in on the love. Only love here- always has been always will be.”
He continued: “Let’s finish this series with respect and kindness and continue that in our lives. I think it’s time. What do think?”
Thanks to: mirror – US gossip