Birthday Boy Ian Somerhalder & Wife Nikki Reed Are Just the Cutest! See Their Sweetest Snaps Now

By Sam Howell Dec 08, 2018 5:00 PMTags
Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, PDANoel Vasquez/GC Images

Happy birthday Ian Somerhalder!

On Saturday, The Vampire Diaries alum turned the big 4-0. That's right, he's 40 years old!

Since it's such a big milestone for the Louisiana native, we're so excited to see how he and wife Nikki Reed will celebrate the occasion.

In the past, the two have shared touching tributes to each other on their birthdays and we're sure this year will be no different.

The sweetest thing about Somerhalder and his wife is that the two don't need a special occasion to be the most precious pair on the internet.

The cute couple is constantly showering one another with love online and sharing the sweetest snaps we've ever seen on social media.

Due to their perfect romance, we figured there's no better way to ring in Somerhalder's 40th birthday than by looking back at his cutest moments with his lady love!

There are a ton, so brace yourself for cuteness overload.

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder: Romance Rewind

In honor of the V-Wars star's big day, we've compiled some of the sweetest snaps he and Reed have shared during their time together. We do have to warn you however that you should be prepared to say "aww" a lot while scrolling through these photos.

From tender throwbacks to smoochy selfies, this couple has documented so many high points throughout their relationship and we're not worthy. They are what #CoupleGoals are made of and Somerhalder is one lucky man to have Reed by his side, not just on his birthday, but every other day as well.

Since all we want on Somerhalder's birthday is for him to be happy and feel loved, sharing his cutest couple moments seems like the perfect way to celebrate him. Don't you agree?

Make sure to show the birthday boy and his beautiful wife some love by checking out all their most precious pics in the gallery below and maybe give Somerhalder a happy birthday shout out on social media as well.

Giving "Gratitude"

The Lost actor praises his wife for helping him get "out of a terrible business situation" that left him in the hospital. "This woman here decided that she didn't want to see her husband ruin his body/mind/spirit and pulled up her bootstraps and got down in the trenches assembling a team to get to the negotiating table to find a way out," he shared. "She devoted her life to getting me out of that mess and it almost killed her along the way. I am where I am BECAUSE of this woman. Brothers Bond Bourbon is actually here today because of this woman. I was able to start my life over because of this woman."

Birthday Boy

In December 2020, Nikki shared a sweet birthday tribute to her husband, writing, "Happy Happy birthday to this man right here. The most creative, certifiably genius, deepest thinker of anyone I have ever known with the most giving spirit."

Rainforest Sips

Ian and wife Nikki celebrated spring (and being married four years) by sipping on bush chai in the rainforest in April 2019. 

Pure Bliss

The actor shared this romantic photo, along with a sweet caption about his lady love on their fourth wedding anniversary in 2019. "I'm completely blown away by you...," he began, adding, "Whether dancing at our wedding, swimming across the seas, cuddling one of our furry creatures, jumping on airplanes around the world, snapping beautiful photos or sitting hand and hand looking at the ocean with a beer: we do it all together. It's been nothing short of amazing to breathe the air of the bright blue sky all over this planet with you."

Defying Gravity

This duo's love is one that clearly defies the laws of physics.

Precious Peck

The lovebirds really like locking lips with each other!

Sweet Snuggles

In this throwback picture from 2015, the precious pair enjoyed some not-so-covert makeout time.

Cute Carry

In another flashback photo—this time from 2014—the Vampire Diaries actor whisked his wife right off her feet!

Romance in the Rain

During New York Fashion Week, the cute couple shared a sweet smooch in the rain.

Flawless Family

For Father's Day, the CW star threw it back to this adorable moment where he planted a peck on Nikki's growing baby bump.

Fun in the Sun

The two showed off their fit figures while out on the water in this photo. And clearly, they couldn't keep their hands off each other!

Crazy Kiss

The actress loves doing acrobatics and her hubby loves supporting her (literally!).

Polaroid Perfection

This precious photo was posted in honor of the couple's third anniversary and we can't get over the cuteness.

Valentine's Day View

Aw, how romantic. The lovebirds smooched under the setting sun on Valentine's Day.

Awards Show Smooch

Aren't these two so cute sharing a kiss at the Golden Globes?

Greener Pastures

The animal lovers look so cozy laying on the grass next to some beautiful horses in this snap.

Black-and-White Bliss

The couple loves their PDA.

Holiday Hikes

The pair leaned in for a tender moment while hiking on Christmas.

Cute Cuddles

The duo snuggled up with their pup—and each other—on the set of The Vampire Diaries.

Wine Time

The two look so sweet celebrating Nikki's birthday with a bottle of wine in hand.

Exciting Announcement

In May 2017, the actor announced on Instagram that he and Nikki were expecting a little one with this gorgeous photo.

Covert Kiss

The lovers locked lips while hidden behind the actor's hat to celebrate Valentine's Day in 2017.

Wonderful Wedding

In January 2016, Ian decided to celebrate nine months of marriage with Nikki with this silly shot from their wedding day.

Puppy Partners

These two always look so good together, but somehow they look even cuter with puppies in hand.

Llama Lovin'

Instead of kissing her main man back in 2015, the Twilight star decided to plant one on this lovable llama instead.

Birthday Beauty

Ian loves doting on his lady love for her birthday each year.

Smooches on the Sand

But first, kisses! During a 2015 getaway, Ian planted a big smooch on Nikki's cheek.

Sexy Snuggles

This 2015 moment between the couple is almost too intimate for Instagram. Almost.

Ski Slope Silliness

The two celebrated the 2014 holidays with a trip to the Sun Valley slopes. From the looks of their getaway, they had a blast.