Ian Somerhalder wants the world to know two things about Nikki Reed:
1. She is an amazing woman.
2. She’s gorgeous! Especially when she’s wearing her birthday suit!
The former Vampire Diaries star paid tribute to his wife on the occasion of her first Mother’s Day as an actual mother on Sunday, posting a lengthy message that once again proved Somerhalder may have gone into the wrong profession.
As profound as they come, he should perhaps be a poet instead of an actor.
But the reason why Somerhalder’s Instagaram caption has gone especially viral is because it accompanied a photo of Reed naked.
Totally and completely, folks.
“No filter needed,” wrote Ian to open his tribute, adding of Reed:
“I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside.
“Nicole, you are the warmth of the sun, you are the light of the moon, you are the air in my breath and the ground beneath my feet.”
See, we told you Somerhalder should be a poet.
The lovely image, as you can see above, features Reed very far along in her pregnancy.
The famous couple welcomed its first child into the world last July, naming its little girl Bodhi Soleil.
Shortly after announcing her arrival to the world, Somerhalder explained that he and Reed were going to go social media silent for a month in order to fully embrace parenthood.
He also addressed his wife and wrote:
“Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us.”
Man, this guy is good.
In this latest tribute, Somerhalder continued as follows:
How lucky I am to witness you in your most natural and powerful state; as a mother. I’m so profoundly grateful to you for the great sacrifice, patience, will and strength to grow, nurture and push this tiny little angel into the world.
You inspire me every day to learn and alongside learning from you there is no doubt in my mind that we will be the parents we’ve always dreamed of being.
Happy 1st Mother’s Day honey. What a special day, like every day, to spend in the California sun with you and our cub.
Ian and Nikki have done an admirable job of keeping their daughter away from the spotlight.
They have not even released a photo of the precious bundle of joy just yet.
Reed and Somerhalder got married in April of 2015, taking fans by major surprise when they announced they had exchanged vows.
To celebrate two years later, the stars gushed over each other immeasurably online.
Wrote Ian at the time:
To the most amazing human in the world. Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I’ve ever known.
And then Reed:
Navigating the waters of life with you is the greatest and most rewarding adventure I’ve ever known. We climb, we grow, and we laugh at all of it. Thank you for being exactly who you are, and for loving all of me.
These two are so in love.