Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Expecting Baby No. 2: "Some Things Are Too Good Not to Share"

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are expecting their second child. The couple shared the news on Instagram on Jan. 9 with a photo of Reed cradling her belly and their 5-year-old daughter, Bodhi. Somerhalder wrote, "All I've ever wanted from the time I was a young boy was to have a big family. Thank you Nik for giving me that gift. ROUND TWO HERE WE GO!!!!!"

He continued, "Thank you thank you to this incredible human for the gift of life and love, for being the most incredible mom and working so hard to make dreams come true!!! When I was taking this photo, I could not believe what I was seeing through that viewfinder. There's nothing more beautiful . . ."

The former "The Vampire Diaries" star added, "All I ask is that everyone sends positivity to Nik & I during this time. The social space can be a strange one, but we can also make it a great one."

Reed shared the same photo on her Instagram, writing, "2023 celebrating life🖤Years of dreaming, manifesting and praying over this very moment. So much love. What a gift." She continued, "As all of you know, I have very strong boundaries with social media, especially when it comes to children and what I choose to put out into the world. Thank you so much for honoring that, and for sending positivity and kindness and LOVE. Some things are too good not to share :)."

Just two days before they shared the news about their growing family, the duo celebrated Reed's photography skills at an event at The Art of Elysium that also featured performances from other artists. The "Twilight" actor wore a flowy dress that disguised her baby bump and thanked the organization on Instagram.

Reed and Somerhalder began dating in 2014 and married in 2015. They welcomed their first child, Bodhi, in 2017.