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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed pictured hand in hand as actor says, 'I couldn't be happier if I tried'

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It seems that reports of a summer romance between Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed were on the mark. Despite not yet confirming their relationship, the couple have been spending plenty of time together recently. Now, the Vampires Diaries actor has told E! News, "I couldn't be happier if I tried."

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have been dating for several months

Speaking at the 2014 Creative Emmys, Ian, 35, said, "Life is good. There's a lot of support and love from a lot of people."Nikki, 26, was also at the Hollywood event; she walked the red carpet with her art director father Seth, who was nominated for an award for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey.Once inside though, the Twilight Saga actress reportedly introduced the two men in her life for the first time.The following day, the sweet new couple were seen hand-in-hand out and about in Los Angeles looking blissfully happy as they walked together in the sunshine.

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Nikki Reed was previously married to American Idol finalist Paul McDonald

Ian and Nikki were first romantically linked in July.Nikki filed for divorce from her husband, American Idol finalist Paul McDonald, in May. Ian famously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev for three years before the couple went their separate ways in 2013.