Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder share baby news

By Gemma Strong

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are expecting their first child together! The couple announced the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday (May 4), with both sharing a snapshot showing Ian kissing Nikki's baby bump. "Hi Little One. I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already?" Twilight star Nikki captioned the photo. "All I know for sure it it’s the strongest feeling I've ever felt. We've been sharing this body for quite some time, and we've already experienced so much together. We can't wait to meet you… Love, your parents."

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Writing on his Instagram page, dad-to-be Ian said: "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."

Nikki and Ian's wedding day video: watch!

The couple recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary

Nikki, 28, and Vampire Diaries star Ian, 38, tied the knot two years ago, in April 2015. In celebration of their second wedding anniversary last month, Ian shared a heartfelt tribute to his wife on Instagram, describing her as "the most amazing human in the world". He wrote: "Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and talented woman I've ever known. To you my love, I say that I know we will have so many of these we can't even count them. Partly because I'll be so old... I love you."

Nikki also celebrated the occasion on social media. "My guy, my man, my honey, my partner in this life, my better half in every way," she wrote. "Every day gets better, every moment calling for even more. 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. Thank you for your willingness to go even deeper. Until you, I had no idea what could be. Until you...Happy Anniversary."

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