Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are engaged after six months of dating

Congratulations to Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed who are engaged after a whirlwind six-month romance. The couple started dating in July, and just recently the Vampire Diaries actor went down on one knee and proposed to Nikki. “She accepted with glee,” a source told Us magazine. “She is madly in love.”

The engagement hasn’t come as a surprise to those close to Ian, 36, and his Twilight star fiancée, 26. One insider told E! News that the actor had told Nikki that he had “been in love with (her) for years” – long before they decided to take their friendship to the next level.

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“They’re so happy,” the source added. “They were crazy happy from the start. Their families love each other. It just feels right.”

Ian and Nikki first sparked romance reports when they were spotted together at a farmers' market in July. Three weeks later, they moved in together and have since adopted horses Eagle and Millie, as well as a kitten called Sohalia. They are also parents to dogs Nietzsche and Enzo.

"They were crazy happy from the start", a source said of the couple

The couple’s wedding plans come nearly a year after Nikki announced her split from her husband, American Idol musician Paul McDonald, in March 2014. Ian, meanwhile, dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev for three years until they ended their romance in May 2013.

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