Why Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Fell in Love (Plus, Find Out the Sweet Thing She Did to Wish Him Luck)


Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder may have gotten engaged quicker than the average couple, but these two are destined to be together for a few very adorable reasons. One of the main ways they connected? Their love of animals!

"I did a horse film about a year ago and I literally couldn't separate myself from two of the horses. They became like my family and I couldn't say goodbye," Reed told People of her love of animals. "I'm so lucky that Ian and I are on the same page with animals. We made [adopting the horses] happen together." Not to mention the four dogs and three cats they also have as "kiddos" in their clan.

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But they also deeply care for each other. Case in point: Reed baked a "Good Luck" cake — "Good Luck" is written in chocolate chips and decorated with some sliced strawberries — for her Vampire Diaries beau in honor of his first-ever episode directing the popular CW series.

Somerhalder posted the cake and wrote: "The best thing to come home to! Wow, thank you you amazing @iamnikkireed -it's true. I start DIRECTING episode 616 of The Vampire Diaries tomorrow!!! I definitely need all the luck I can get! Send me great vibes tomorrow everyone... Also, THANK YOU to all that made this happen: Warner Brothers, The CW, our producers all of you-thank you. Thank you also to the most amazing group of artisans that is the CREW of The Vampire Diaries-you are the UNSUNG HEROES of what people see on their screens! You are my brothers, my sisters-my family. I Love you all. Wow. I'm a lucky lucky boy. Love Ian & Damon S"

Overall, Reed is feeling over the moon about what's to come for her and her hunky fiancé. "Honestly just the endless possibilities, you know? We have such an amazing future ahead of us and anything we put our minds to will become a reality," Reed also told People about her relationship. "I'm just excited for all those possibilities."

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