Hollywood is well known for its progressive politicking, particularly when it comes to abortion, but on Thursday, in a nice change of pace, a famous couple posted two powerful pro-life messages about their unborn child.
Actress Nikki Reed of Twilight and Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries, who were married in 2015, took to Instagram to express their love for their unborn baby. The actors both announced the pregnancy with the same sweet photo of Somerhalder kissing Reed's belly, each posting their own message.
"Hi Little One," wrote Reed. "I know you, but only because I feel you. How is it possible to love someone so much already? All I know for sure is it’s the strongest feeling I’ve ever felt. We’ve been sharing this body for quite some time, and we’ve already experienced so much together. We can’t wait to meet you."
The 28-year-old signed the post from both her and Somerhalder.
Somerhalder said he's "never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful" than the couple's pregnancy.
"To our friends, family, and rest of the world. In my 38 years on this earth I’ve never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this," wrote the Vampire Diaries actor. "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."
The couple stands in stark contrast with the rest of the abortion enthusiasts in Hollywood, but they are not alone. Other stars who have stood for the unborn include Patricia Heaton, Mel Gibson, Jack Nicholson and Jordan Sparks, among others.