Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder welcome a baby girl

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder. (Photo: Getty Images)
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have welcomed a healthy baby girl.

E! News confirmed their bundle of joy, named Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder was born on 25 July.

The couple announced they were expecting their first child together on social media in May.

Both new parents shared a special message to their then unborn baby.

Reed, who starred in the Twilight film series, wrote that her love for her unborn baby was the strongest feeling she had ever felt while Somerhalder, who stars in The Vampire Diaries, wrote that he had never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful.

Nikki is the cover star of Fit Pregnancy magazine’s September issue. In her interview with Erin Bried, she revealed being pregnant has made her a better version of herself.

“I’m a better version of myself. I’m really chill and relaxed, which I think is the greatest blessing.”

Nikki also revealed that following the child’s birth she and Ian are taking a month of silence to bond with their baby.

She said: “We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate.”

Ian and Nikki tied the knot in April 2015. The couple confirmed their engagment in January 2015, after dating for six months.