It’s Official! Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are Engaged!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // January 23, 2015

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The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder and Twilight’s Nikki Reed have “endless possibilities” now that they’re engaged!

Us Weekly has confirmed that The Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, and the Twilight star, Nikki Reed, are officially engaged!

Rumors have been swirling since Ian was seen shopping for engagement rings at Neil Lane in Beverly Hills in December, 2014. According to sources, when Ian asked her to marry him she “accepted with glee”!

Ian, 36, and Nikki, 26, started dating in July, 2014, but they’ve known each other for quite some time, during their previous relationships; Ian with co-star Nina and Nikki with her now ex Paul. Nikki gushed that there were “endless possibilities” that she and Ian share, including their love for, and commitment to, animals and their welfare. They were recently part of “The World Dog Awards” where Ian was presented with the ASPCA award for “Dog’s Beat Friend”!

Ian’s ASPCA “Dog’s Best Friend” award

We selected Ian to receive this award because he puts his time, energy, and resources where his heart is: animal welfare. His dedication includes speaking out against animal cruelty, encouraging owners to spay and neuter their pets, supporting animal shelters and providing funding to welfare organizations and agencies that assist animals in crisis. He works on these goals through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and offers grants to animals in need through the ISF Emergency Medical Grant For Animals. Ian’s work saves lives, and his commitment inspires others to take action and make a difference.

According to Nikki, her love of animals goes back to childhood. About a year ago she did a film about horses and fell in love with the two in the film. Together she and Ian were able to adopt both horses, Eagle and Millie, to add to their growing animal family of four dogs, including his Nietzsche and her Enzo, and three cats including their kitten Sohalia, and he probably still has Moke, the cat he rescued when he was on “Lost.” Ian quips their place has a lot of fur!

According to the Us Weekly source, the ring she was wearing on her right hand at the recent Golden Globes was really her engagement ring. It’s a vintage diamond eternity band that’s actually a wedding band.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed at the Golden Globes

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She wore it on her right hand to keep things hush-hush! Sources close to the couple say they’re planning a June wedding!

 

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