Surprise! Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are married, according to several new fan photos that have circulated all over the Internet. The couple reportedly said “I do” in Santa Monica, according to reports from the Daily Mail and E!, on Sunday, April 26.
In the photos, Reed, 26, wears a long-sleeve, backless gown as her groom, 36, sports a dashing white suit. Earlier that morning, Somerhalder tweeted, “most beautiful morning ever…”
Reed and the Vampire Diaries hunk were feted by close family and friends at an outdoor ceremony. “Nikki couldn’t be more excited and thrilled to be marrying Ian,” an insider tells Us. “They’re both so in love and so happy.”
Indeed, Us confirmed in January that the couple got engaged after just six months of dating. The couple quickly moved in together in Atlanta, Ga., where Somerhalder films the vampire drama. They also share horses Eagle and Millie, dogs Nietzsche and Enzo, and a kitten named Sohalia.
“They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before,” a source previously told Us. “They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship.” (Somerhalder dated his TVD costar Nina Dobrev for three years until their split in May 2013.)
In February, Reed gushed to Us about her hubby-to-be at the Noble Awards in L.A. “What’s nurtured this long friendship that we’ve had is that we are passionate about similar things, whether it’s animals or the environment or education or climate change. So we do wake up in the morning and talk about those things,” she said.
As for their biggest fight? She joked: “He thinks his eyes are ocean blue and I think they’re aqua!”
This is the first walk down the aisle for Somerhalder and the second for Reed. The Twilight actress split from American Idol season 10 alum Paul McDonald in March 2014 after two years of marriage.