After two months of dating, the couple is "having a great time with one another," a source told E! Online, adding, "They are still crazy for each other...[it's] still going great."
News of Ian and Nikki's romance first surfaced in July after they were spotted canoodling at a farmer's market in Los Angeles. Since then, they haven't been shy about packing on the PDA, getting spotted kissing at Comic-Con in July and beyond.
Although they're still early in their relationship, the animal lovers already adopted a horse together in August named Eagle, who, Ian called their "big baby boy."
Some of Ian's fans have been less than thrilled with his new girlfriend, considering Ian and his ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev used to go on double dates with Nikki and her then husband Paul McDonald when they were still in a relationship. They also just want Nina and Ian to get back together.
After receiving a ton of backlash for his relationship with Nikki on Instagram, Ian defended his new ladylove, writing, "You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I'm not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don't even know the person you're talking about."
And that was just the beginning of his rant. "Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What's the answer? Is it yes? If it is-then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense-you're spreading horrible energy into the world," he continued. "Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You'll find that she's a magical person doing great things in the world."
"I'm sickened and saddened by the fans' response to all this," he continued. "Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or [learned] a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn't be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me...That's sad. Have an amazing day!"
Sorry guys, it looks like this relationship just might stick.
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