What better way to celebrate a few short weeks of public dating than with a thousand-pound baby boy? Believe it or not, that's exactly what vampire hotties Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed apparently decided to do -- the new flames got a horse.

The Vampire Diaries star Instagrammed a pic of his own sexy mug next to the sexy beast of a horse on Tuesday, August 5, thanking Nikki for their "big baby boy." Because that's not weird at all, or the fact that they got a horse together already.

The 35-year-old actor (and apparent equestrian?) captioned the photo with, "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."

There you have it. Ian and his pet horse.

Somerhalder and Reed, 26, just went public with their romance early last month, when they were seen in workout clothes at the farmers' market, which everyone knows is basically a wedding announcement. Although, if they're already getting a horse together, who knows what those crazy kids could be up to next?

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Just so there's some sort of context to try to make sense of all of this, please note that Reed is starring in the upcoming flick The Sunday Horse, which is based on the true story of Debi Walden, who overcame a near fatal accident to go on and win a national jumping championship.

Do you think Ian and Nikki are rushing things a bit by adopting a horse together?

 

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