Newly Married Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Totally in Love in Mexico
The Vampire Diaries actor and the Twilight actress tied the knot on Sunday April 26 in a romantic ceremony in the Santa Monica mountains.
Nikki – who was previously married to singer-songwriter Paul McDonald – wore a stunning white lace long-sleeved custom gown by Claire Pettibone, while Ian donned a white suit and shirt.
Clearly enamoured with his new wife, the handsome star crouched down in the grass to snap selfies on his mobile phone as they enjoyed a moment to themselves.
They’re well and truly in the honeymoon phase, and newlyweds Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder couldn’t have looked more smitten together on their post-wedding holiday.
The actors – who tied the knot on Sunday after a whirlwind nine-month romance – were extremely hands-on with each other as they soaked up the sun on the beach in Tulum in Mexico on Thursday.
Twilight star Nikki, 26, cut a confident figure as she frolicked in the surf with her new husband, wearing nothing more than skimpy bikini bottoms and a loose cropped tank top.
Here come the bride and groom! Newlyweds Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed soaked up the sun on their honeymoon in Tulum, Mexico on Thursday, just days after tying the knot
Her unbridled glee was no doubt thanks to her new role as the wife of the 36-year-old Vampire Diaries actor, as she flaunted her slim and toned curves under the sunshine.
The brunette beauty’s pancake-flat torso was on show thanks to the swinging hemline of her beach top, and her swimsuit-clad derriere looked to have been honed after months of healthy living and visits to the gym ahead of her wedding.
Meanwhile TV hunk Ian went topless as he spent time on the beach with his lovely new bride, displaying his honed muscles while wearing a pair of long beach shorts.
Tactile display: The new husband and wife could barely keep their hands off each other as they stood in the surf for a sweet cuddle
You may now kiss the bride: Smitten Ian, 36, couldn’t help but give his wife multiple kisses
Relaxed attitude: The Twilight actress, 26, cut a chilled out figure in her skimpy swimwear, while her man cut a handsome figure in beach shorts
Sweet: Ian showed off his wedding band as he held his stunning partner in an embrace
And the couple didn’t hold back, putting on a very loved-up display in the water, cuddling close, nuzzling each other’s necks and holding hands.
They only had eyes for each other as they finished their dip in the ocean, walking back up the sandy beach hand-in-hand, while Ian covered up with a white hat.
During their idyllic getaway, the couple were also seen taking a relaxing stroll together to check out the iconic Tulum Ruins, an ancient Mayan fortress by the beach.
Nikki flattered her petite curves in a flowing white dress, which barely covered her figure.
Seemingly held together with a low-slung belt, it gaped open at the sides, revealing her shapely legs and torso.
And Ian cut a rather handsome figure in his black muscle shirt – showing off his impressively bulging biceps – and shorts and, of course, his trusty shades.
Looking like the complete tourist package, the TV favourite also slung over his shoulder a large camera, to grab memories from their loved-up honeymoon to cherish forevermore.
And it was out on their stroll, cut against the stunning backdrop in Tulum, that the smitten pair could restrain themselves no longer, leaning in for a kiss and a cuddle.
Fresh from their wedding just days before, Nikki and Ian seemed the epitome of a true romance as they enjoyed their first days together as husband and wife.
Effortless: Nikki displayed her perfect beach body as she waited for her man on the sand
The former Lost actor confirmed the wedding had taken place on Twitter, where he gushed about the big day.
He wrote: ‘Most beautiful morning ever…’
Ian also revealed that he and Nikki had been working out in preparation for the special occasion after posting a picture of them both lifting weights on Instagram last week… and judging by their honeymoon pictures, the hard work paid off.
Taking a trek: Later in the day, the couple covered up as they went for a relaxing stroll together
[via Daily Mail]