Updated: Monday, 18 August 2014 19:00 | By Bang

Ian Somerhalder couldn't be happier

Ian Somerhalder ''couldn't be happier'' with Nikki Reed and is thankful for her love and support.


Ian Somerhalder ''couldn't be happier'' with Nikki Reed and is thankful for her love and support.

Ian Somerhalder ''couldn't be happier'' with Nikki Reed and is thankful for her love and support.

Ian Somerhalder ''couldn't be happier'' with Nikki Reed.

The 'Vampire Diaries' actor has been rumoured to be dating the 'Twilight Saga' actress for the past few months and he is thankful for her ''support and love''.

He told E! News: ''Life is good. There's a lot of support and love from a lot of people.

''I couldn't be happier if I tried.''

It was recently revealed the 35-year-old hunk - who split from 'Vampire Diaries' co-star Nina Dobrev in May 2013 after three years of dating - and his new girlfriend had adopted a horse together.

Alongside a picture of himself and the equine, he wrote on Instagram: ''Proud new dad. What amazing creatures they are. Wow. His name is Eagle. Thank you @iamnikkireed for snapping this special moment, with our big baby boy. (sic)''

The pair first sparked rumours they are dating after they were spotted at a farmer's market in Los Angeles last month, where Ian held a protective arm around Nikki, who separated from husband Paul McDonald in March.

The duo - who have been friends for a long time - used to go on double dates when they were with their previous partners, and Nikki is said to still be good friends with Ian's ex-girlfriend, Nina.

Nina has recently said she supports Ian in all that he does and they remain close friends.

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