The 36-year-old Vampire Diaries star and the 26-year-old Twilight star are engaged, multiple sources confirm exclusively to E! News. The exciting engagement comes about six months after they first started dating.
The engagement isn't a surprise to insiders close to the couple. One source says that Somerhalder told Reed he had "been in love with [her] for years," long before they took their friendship to the next level. "They're so happy," the source tells E! News. "They were crazy happy from the start. Their families love each other. It just feels really right."
Reed and Somerhalder first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted getting their PDA on in July at an L.A. farmers market.
Since hooking up, the lovebirds have adopted several animals together. In August, they proved they were getting serious by adopting a horse named Eagle. "Proud new dad... What amazing creatures they are. Wow. His name is Eagle. Thank you @iamnikkireed for snapping this special moment, with our big baby boy," Somerhalder wrote on Instagram at the time with a photo of their new family member.