New couple Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder adopts horse together

Former Twilight star Nikki Reed and The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder have adopted a horse together as a couple.

Many couples look to adopt a pet or two as their relationship becomes more stable. However, when Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder chose to welcome a new pet into their relationship they took an atypical route; rather than adopting a puppy or kitten, Reed and Somerhalder went ahead and bought a horse.

Reed and Somerhalder reportedly began dating in July after Reed’s divorce from former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. McDonald and Reed were together for two years before announcing an amicable split. Somerhalder dated The Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev for three years before breaking up in 2013

Somerhalder posted a photo of himself with his new horse, Eagle, on Instagram. He credited Reed for the picture and deemed Eagle their shared pet in the caption, confirming the existence of a romantic relationship between the two actors.

Image via Instagram from Ian Somerhalder

“Proud new dad... What amazing creatures they are,” he wrote. “Wow. His name is Eagle. Thank you @iamnikkireed for snapping this special moment, with our big baby boy.”

Reed and Somerhalder were also spotted getting very close at San Diego Comic Con in late July.

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