Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Engaged Just Months After She Split From Husband

Nikki Reed, Ian SomerhalderWhoa! They didn't hold their horses at all. Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are engaged after only six months of dating. Us Weekly is reporting that a source close to the couple dished that "she accepted [his proposal] with glee" and that she's "madly in love."

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Although it seems really fast, another insider pointed out, "They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before. They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship. It may seem quick, but they knew it was right. They believe in the same things. They are dedicated to their work and helping others."

So why didn't they get together earlier? Well ... they were both in other serious relationships. Nikki was married to American Idol season 10 contestant Paul McDonald until March 2014, when they separated after three years of marriage. They pair remains amicable and finalized their divorce earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Somerhalder was in a long-term relationship with his Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev. They split in May 2013, after three years of dating.

What can you say? When you know what you want, what's the point of wasting time? Nikki and Ian started dating last July and moved in together after just three weeks. They've also adopted a menagerie of pets, including two horses, a kitten, and a couple of dogs.

Somerhalder sent the gossip mill spinning last month when he was spotted ring shopping at Neil Lane. A source revealed at the time, "Ian bought a vintage diamond eternity band for Nikki ... it's not a typical engagement ring but actually a wedding band you purchase for when you get married."

Do you think getting engaged so fast is a good idea?

 

Image via Ian Somerhalder/Instagram

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