Ian Somerhalder Gushes Over Wife Nikki Reed: She’s ‘Why I Wake Up Happy’

Ian Somerhalder revealed how his wife Nikki Reed has changed his life for the better.

The Vampire Diaries actor appears on the cover of Modern Luxury magazine’s November 2016 issue. Inside, he discusses married life and having children.

In fact, he knew the Twilight alum would be the mother of his kids one day. “The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew. Oh, I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife.”

“I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things,” Somerhalder, 37, continues. “Whether it’s sitting for five minutes under a tree or getting out into the country and spending time on our horses or even just going for a walk around the lake or riding a boat. I am so blessed that I did, indeed, find this human being that can deal with me and is also the most caring, compassionate person I’ve ever known.”

“That’s why I wake up happy,” he adds.

The couple, who married in April 2015, are known for their super cheesy public display of love, although in recent months they’ve kept the PDA on the down low.