Following her fiancé's directorial debut on Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries, The Twilight alum hit Instagram to share a sweet note about how proud she was of his accomplishment.
"@iansomerhalder you blow me away," Nikki wrote on Instagram Friday. "I am beyond inspired by the person you are, but mostly I am humbled by your work ethic and desire to always push for the best in yourself and others. With distinct style and an unwavering vision you directed something you should be truly proud of."
"Congratulations to you!!!!!!!," she continued. "All of your hard work paid off. Your talent has trickled into every facet of your life, and this is only the beginning."
Nikki wasn't the only one who was excited about Ian's directorial debut. Not only did Vampire Diaries fans made "#DirectorSomerhalder" a worldwide trend that day, but Ian's costar Kat Graham also had nothing but good things to say about his directorial talent when we chatted her up about it at the Grammys in February.
"I loved having Ian direct me because he's knows me really well," she told us exclusively. "He knows by looking into my eyes if the feeling and the honesty is in the art, because that's what we look for as artists is honesty, and he could tell if it was or wasn't. It was really great. I don't know if I'll ever have that experience again."