Multiple sources have confirmed that Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are engaged for real this time, and the Vampire Diaries fandom doesn't seem to know whether to cheer or cry.
The rumors started circulating with hurricane force after the couple stepped out at the Golden Globes with Reed wearing a suspicious sparkler on her right hand to try and throw the press off the scent.
Unfortunately for Nikki and Ian, not all of their friends managed to be entirely tight lipped about the happy news and someone let slip to In Touch that:
Nikki said she wears the ring on her right hand because they want to keep it quiet for now. They mentioned a June date, they are really excited
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have been dating for around six months, but those close to the couple claim that the pair's engagement has been a long time coming. An insider told E! Magazine that:
They’ve been in love with for years. They’re so happy. They were crazy happy from the start. Their families love each other. It just feels really right
For those of you who have been following Ian and Nikki's relationship closely, the news of these two lovebirds' engagement shouldn't come as any surprise.
The loved up couple were seen shopping for rings earlier this month and they have also adopted at least two rescue animals together (including a horse) thanks to a mutual passion for saving shelter pets.
Somerhalder has also been seen waxing poetic about his Twilight love on Instagram many times since they first got together and his latest offering might be a hint of some double-barreled surnames to come:
Despite numerous press sources reporting on the engagement, Ian and Nikki haven't spoken out just yet and if their close friends know, they are doing a good job of hiding it.
Kat Graham was approached by Perez Hilton on the red carpet last weekend and she looked genuinely shocked at the suggestion Somerhalder was engaged:
I guess we will have to wait patiently for Ian and Nikki's own official announcement, but it definitely seems like the real deal this time to me.
Congratulations to the happy couple!