Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are officially engaged after dating for a reported seven months prior to his popping of the question.

Recently, the Vampire Diaries star shared a healthy, positive outlook for the New Year. He said on Instagram: “”How I spent my New Year’s Day- in a #tbt way- wow. Week one of 2015. Thank you all for giving me so much strength-we’re ready to kick major ass and make a great future starting now. Happy 1st week of the New Year- I hope you’re on track with making your future the most sustainable and harmonious one possible…”

Along with his inspirational message, he shared an adorable photo of himself with his future bride. Their engagement announcement is making headlines and a source close to the situation told People, “They’re so happy!”

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed first sparked engagement rumors when the actor was spotted out and about doing some ring shopping at Neil Lane jewelers last month. A source revealed, “Ian bought a vintage diamond eternity band for Nikki. It’s not a typical engagement ring but actually a wedding band you purchase for when you get married.”

Somerhalder and Reed were first linked to each other in July 2014, following her divorce from Paul McDonald and his split from Nina Dobrev following a three year romance. A source revealed to Us Weekly, “She accepted with glee. She is madly in love.”

Another source said, “They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before. They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship. It may seem quick, but they knew it was right. They believe in the same things. They are dedicated to their work and helping others.”

Congratulations are in order for Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed on their engagement announcement. They certainly make a fine looking couple! Leave your notes of congratulations for the happy couple below.

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