We hope you are sitting down, dear readers.
Because Ian Somerhalder is about to make you very weak in the knees.
The former Vampire Diaries star took to Instagram on Wednesday and wished wife Nikki Reed a happy birthday.
But this mere description of Somerhalder’s actions do not do them justice. Not in any way, shape or form.
As the actor has proven time and again over the years, he takes the concepts of life and love very seriously, doing his best to appreciate every nanosecond he has on this planet.
And especially every nanosecond he has on this planet with his pregnant wife.
(Yup, Reed is pregnant with the couple’s first child!!!!!!)
Just consider what Somerhalder wrote on his social media account yesterday in honor of Reed turning 29 years old.
“Happy Birthday to the most amazing human I know… Today, we celebrate you.
“For an innumerable amount of reasons I couldn’t even begin to describe, as all of those who know you and those who even don’t know you, would agree.
“It’s your day.”
Swoon. That’s some classic Ian Somerhalder right there.
It’s not enough for him to be very good looking and a pretty solid actor.
He also must be the most poetic, profound and deep-thinking star in Hollywood as well.
“The love and light you radiate to the world shines like a beacon for all to see,” he added in his birthday tribute, adding:
“Its that love and light that guides me to the safe shores of home from the turbulent and sometimes treacherous waters of life.
“Thank you for your tireless pursuit of spreading good, being an instrument of change and seamlessly weaving the complex threads of our lives together into the warmest, softest and most magical blanket.
“Every day I get to watch you being you I’m constantly reminded of your beauty and prowess and how lucky I am to share this life with you.”
This isn’t nearly the first time Somerhalder has gushed in such epic fashion over Reed, either.
Consider what he wrote upon sharing the photo above, which the couple used to announce their pregnancy.
“In my 38 years on this earth I’ve never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this.
“I can’t think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first.
“This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast…
“Because that’s what they do, they grow so fast. Thank you for your kind energy.”
And then there was what Somerhalder wrote in celebration of the stars’ second wedding anniversary in April:
To the most amazing human in the world. Thank you for 2 incredible years of marriage. Thank you for being my best friend, the hardest-working, kindest, most patient and most talented woman I’ve ever known.
To you my love, I say that I know we will have so many of these we can’t even count them. Partly because I’ll be so old… I love you.
Seriously. He’s perfect.
And may we also add, in less beautiful fashion that anything Ian just wrote:
Happy birthday, Nikki!!!!!!