Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are expecting their first child

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder star have announced that they’re expecting a baby.

Nikki, who is best known for her role as Rosalie in the Twilight trilogy, and Ian, who has starred in Lost and The Vampire Diaries, took to Instagram to share the happy news of the pregnancy, posting an image of Ian cradling his wife’s growing bump.

‘Hi Little One,’ Nikki wrote to her unborn child alongside the sweet snap.

‘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 parents’.

Father-to-be Ian shared the same picture with his own message, adding: ‘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. Love, Ian.’

Nikki and Ian got engaged in January 2015 after six months of dating and tied the knot in April of the same year, with a fairytale ceremony held in Malibu.

In February 2016, Ian confirmed that the pair were trying for a baby, telling Entertainment Tonight: ‘Well, you know, those are the coolest little things in the world. Standby.’

The previous September, he’d confessed to the same title that he’d love to become a dad.

‘It’s the most incredible thing to be happy and secure in something. It’s a pretty crazy time and place to bring a child into this turbulent and insane world,’ he said. ‘But I really can’t wait to do it and really just love it.’