Us Weekly claims to have broken the story exclusively today; however, InTouch broke the news 48-hours prior.
Previously, InTouch reported the couple got engaged over the holidays. A source said (via Daily Mail), “Nikki said she wears the ring on her right hand because they want to keep it quiet for now.” She has an engagement ring, they’ve started planning the wedding and set the wedding date. “They mentioned a June [wedding] date… They’re really excited.”
They were spotted ring shopping right before the news leaked.
An eyewitness said of their outing: “They were absolutely adorable and you could tell they are very much in love… Nikki was pointing out items for Ian and vice versa. They looked at some engagement rings, including a 14K. gold diamond slice halo ring and an 18K. gold green halo diamond ring — both designed by Livin, and an 18K. large chocolate diamond ring by White Cloud.”
Us has confirmed the same. “She accepted [the proposal] with glee,” their source says.”She is madly in love.”
The source adds, “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.”
Ian previously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev.
Nikki’s divorce from Paul McDonald was finalised this month following their admission that they lived apart for six months and split in March. Nikki married Paul in October 2011, seven months after they met.
No filter for this sunny Sun Valley day of awesomeness with my loves, the incredible @iamnikkireed and my brother @nathanaugustreed .The Happiest of holidays to everyone, may nothing but smiles, family time and reflection come from these moments. I’m grateful for all of the love this years for me, us and ISF from everyone-may you empower all around you with the same strength and energy you have to spread positivity and compassion. Smiles are contagious-please spread them;) I’m grateful for and l love you all… Love, Ian