Ian Somerhalder Gushes Over Nikki Reed With Naked Throwback Photo on Mother’s Day

Whoa, mama! Ian Somerhalder was bursting with compliments for wife Nikki Reed on her first Mother’s Day.

The Vampire Diaries alum shared a throwback photo on Instagram he snapped of 29-year-old Reed when she was pregnant with their first child. In the image, the actress is naked and embracing her baby bump with her right arm while covering her breasts with the left.

No filter needed. I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside. 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 and powerful state; as a mother. I’m so profoundly grateful to you for the great sacrifice, patience, will and strength to grow, nurture and push this tiny little angel into the world. 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. 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

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“I remember taking this image of this magical human with a tiny magical human inside,” the 39-year-old actor reminisced 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.”

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder attend the EMA Awards in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 2016. Vince Flores/startraksphoto.com

“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”

The couple welcomed baby girl Bodhi in July 2017.

Somerhalder has not been shy about making public displays of support for his wife of three years. In January, Reed boasted about her husband on Instagram after he carried her breast pump for her at the Golden Globes. “Takes a real man to carry around your breast pump in a ‘to go’ box all night,” she captioned a photo of the actor, who was also carrying what appeared to be her purse.

The couple made their first post-baby red carpet appearance together in September. Prior to stepping out, Reed told Fit Pregnancy that after her daughter’s birth, she and Somerhalder had decided to spend some quality family-only time. “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.”

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