Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are "absolutely" trying for a baby.

The Vampire Diaries star has revealed he can't wait for his wife of nine months to get pregnant with their first child.

He shared: "Well, you know, those are the coolest little things in the world ... Standby."

The couple already have a number of pets together - four dogs, three cats and two horses - who Ian refers to as their "babies".


He told Entertainment Tonight: "I'm going to be editing my episode [of The Vampire Diaries] all night, and that's just kind of my main focus right now.

"Other than that, I'm just hanging with my wife and my babies - our babies, all these furry creatures that we have."

Meanwhile, the 37-year-old actor previously revealed he is ready to have children.

Asked if he wanted a family soon, he said: "Oh, hell yes! Absolutely. You know, it's all about practice... It's not practice makes perfect - it's perfect practice.

"It's the most incredible thing to be happy and secure in something. 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 and really just love it."

- Bang! Showbiz