A month after welcoming their daughter Bodhi Soleil, Ian Somerhalder has taken to Instagram to break his self-imposed social media silence to applaud his 'beautiful' wife Nikki Reed on being an 'amazing mum'.
Last night, the Vampire Diaries actor posted an adorable collection of photographs of his wife of two years showing off her baby bump, and captioned the post: 'Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife.
'You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mum all night so you'll read this when you wake... seeing these images reminds me of those amazing nine months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one.
'The kindness, the beauty and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud. You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant but you literally brought the word sexy into pregnancy.
You brought such fun and such power into our lives being pregnant
'Thank you for being my partner in this life and thank you for inspiring not just me but all others who read, hear or see what your soul gives us,' he gushed before signing off his post 'Love, you[r] husband'.
The couple welcomed their first child on 25 July 25, but this is the first time they've spoken about parenthood since E! News confirmed the arrival of their baby girl.
The actors announced they were expecting a child via Instagram in May with a picture of Somerhalder kissing Reed's pregnancy bump.
We've just hit peak 'cute' levels.