Ian Somerhalder pays Mother's Day tribute to wife Nikki Reed with naked throwback picture
Both Reed and Somerhalder have been extremely careful with their newborn daughter, and have done a fabulous job of keeping her away from the prying eyes of the media
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have always been considered as one of Hollywood's most adorable couples, and the Vampire Diaries alum proved it with a tribute to his lovely wife on her very first Mother's Day as a new mommy.
The actor posted a throwback picture of his wife on Instagram, pretty much naked and pregnant.
“I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside,” the 39-year-old actor said in his caption on Monday, May 14.
“Nicole, you are the warmth of the sun, you are the light of the moon, you are the air in my breath and the ground beneath my feet. How lucky I am to witness you in your most natural state; as a mother.”
“You inspire me every day to learn and alongside learning from you there is no doubt in my mind that we will be the parents we’ve always dreamed of being,” he continued. “Happy 1st Mother’s Day honey. What a special day, like every day, to spend in the California sun with you and our cub. Love, Baby Daddy aka Ian.”
In the picture, Reed is naked and cuddling her baby bump and hiding her breasts with her arm; the photo was taken at the time she was pregnant with her first child, daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder.
Reed, on the other hand, also posted a throwback photo on her Instagram account, but the post featured her mother instead of herself.
"Mamas are everywhere, whether you're a Mama to a fur baby, a foster Mama, a step-Mama, a future Mama, or the best friend of a Mama," Reed captioned the photo. "Everyone out there knows one, and today is a day to celebrate every kind of Mama. And to my sweet baby girl, thanks for choosing me to be yours."
The couple is highly prone to PDA, and on multiple occasions, Somerhalder has shown immense support to his wife of three years. In January, the 29-year-old posted a picture of her husband carrying a breast pump to the Golden Globes.
She captioned the post, “Takes a real man to carry around your breast pump in a ‘to go’ box all night,” which shows Somerhalder also carrying what looked like his wife's purse.
After she gave birth to their daughter last year, Reed revealed in an interview that she and Somerhalder were taking time off to spend some quality family time at home.
“We’re doing one month of silence,” she said at the time. “Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too. … You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present.”
Both Reed and Somerhalder have been extremely careful with their newborn daughter, and have done a fabulous job of keeping her away from the prying eyes of the media. The couple have not even released a single photo of their bundle of joy, and from the looks of it, the day is not coming anytime soon.
Reed is not the only celebrity who celebrated her Mother's day with a throwback pregnancy photo. Even Gwyneth Paltrow posted a naked throwback picture of her first pregnancy, when she was pregnant with daughter Apple with former husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
The 45-year-old captioned the image, "Fourteen years ago on the verge of a life-changing morning. To all of us, biological, adoptive, foster, spiritual, communal, all the den mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers, all the way back, happy Mother’s Day."