Update: Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder's daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, was born on July 25, according to E! News. After officially retiring as on-screen vampires (for now), happily married couple Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are expecting their first (human) child. The 29-year-old actress was featured on the cover of Fit Pregnancy's September issue. In the exclusive, she revealed that she and her husband would be taking some time out from their many projects and public appearances to just focus on their new family. Reed said:
"We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, 'How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?' You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present."
After starring in mega teen hits the Twilight saga and The Vampire Diaries, Reed and Somerhalder are often flanked by paparazzi and adoring fans wherever they go. For this reason, they chose to keep their pregnancy quiet for many months. Reed continued in her interview:
"We waited months to tell even friends and family that we were expecting. It started out with us not knowing how long we’d keep it private. Then it started to feel like we had this really cool thing, a secret with just each other. The downside was that I had moments of wishing I could do things other pregnant mamas were doing. But the upside was that we started the journey without having to open up about it to anyone else, and that made it special."
The couple went public with the good news on May 5, each posting a heartwarming picture and message to Instagram:
Somerhalder shared the same photo with the following 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.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Some fans have speculated that because Nikki's wearing a blue dress in the photo, the baby must be a boy. What do you think?
(Source: Fit Pregnancy)