On Thursday, Hollywood couple Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) and Nikki Reed (Twilight) announced they are expecting their first baby together. Both actors posted matching pictures – of Somerhalder tenderly kissing Reed’s baby bump – on Instagram along with heartfelt messages.
In her caption, the 28-year-old expectant mother posted a pro-life message from the couple to their “little one”:
Hi Little One I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is 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 parentsIn a world where “women’s rights” activists argue that an unborn baby is part of the woman’s body, Reed’s comment about “sharing this body” appeared revolutionary.
For his part, Somerhalder, 38, explained why the two hadn’t announced the pregnancy sooner. The couple waited, the dad said, because they wanted the “three of us,” including “our little one,” to “enjoy this time with each other”:
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