Ian Somerhalder is making us tear up.
Aside from the way he gushes over his wife Nikki Reed in general, we totally swooned over the way he replied when he was asked whether or not he wants to be a dad now that they've tied the knot.
"Oh, hell yes! Absolutely," the Vampire Diaries star said without hesitation. "You know, it's all about practice . . . It's not practice makes perfect — it's perfect practice. I'm actually pregnant right now!," he joked. That aside though, it's clear he's still basking in their newlywed bliss...even though they wed in April.
"It's the most incredible thing to be happy and secure in something," he said about their relationship. "It's a pretty crazy time and place to bring a child into this turbulent and insane world, but I really can't wait to do it." Ian got us like...
Looks like we better put Nikki on baby bump watch. Speaking of babies though, Ian has been working on a new project of a different sort. His Ian Somerhalder Foundation is launching an education center and animal sanctuary in Louisiana where kids will learn about the world and how they can help change it for the better, according to CNET.
"Our greatest untapped natural resource...is our youth and if we just give them the tools to go into the future, we'll be OK," he told the mag. "The three biggest things missing in the world, which will make it better, are reverence, gratitude and compassion. Those are things that you can't teach. You have to show them. The only way you get that is through experience or learning."
"I want to build this next generation of people who understand there's a balance between humanity and technology," Ian added. "We need even the greatest tech geniuses to step aside for a second and not be the mad scientists and say let's also be human."
When Ian and Nikki do have kids in the future, it's safe to say they will not only be gorge, but super eco-conscious and ready to change the world from birth. We can't wait to meet them.