Ian Somerhalder Adopts a “Big Baby Boy” With Nikki Reed

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Ian Somerhalder’s family just got a little bigger.

Almost a year since rescuing a stray pup named Nietzsche, the Vampire Diaries star is taking the next step by welcoming something even larger to his brood with the help of his rumored girlfriend, Nikki Reed.

On Tuesday, Somerhalder shared a sweet photo of him cuddling with the “baby boy” that he adopted with the help of the Twilight actress.

“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,” he captioned a snapshot of his new horse. (Oh, I’m sorry. Did you think he was actually having a kid?)

Though Somerhalder has yet to father an actual human child, it doesn’t mean things between him and his ladylove aren’t heating up. Recently, the 35-year-old actor was spotted getting super cozy with Reed, 26, at a farmers’ market together.

Earlier this year, Reed filed for divorce from her American Idol alum husband, Paul McDonald, while Somerhalder dodged rumors that he was dating ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev again.