In 2017, Hollywood power couple Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder became parents for the first time to a girl whom they named Bodhi Soleil Somerhalder. Despite the fact that they are completely smitten with her, her family chooses to keep her concealed from the eyes of the general public.
Once again demonstrating their very secretive tendencies, Reed and Somerhalder revealed that they were expecting a child in May 2017, after having kept the pregnancy a secret for many months. The announcement was well-thought-out.
Before the birth of their son Bodhi, the couple had been married for two years. Bodhi is a name that is now enjoying a surge in popularity among American parents. After a whirlwind few months for the couple, they began dating in 2014, announced their engagement in 2015, and tied the knot the following year.
Their family of two expanded to a family of three exactly two years after Reed and Somerhalder tied the knot and became husband and wife. At 10:26 in the morning on July 25, 2017, the Hollywood stars became parents for the very first time to a baby girl named Bodhi Soleil Somerhalder.
In May, they shared the news that they would soon be starting a family of their own. The adorable news was shared on Instagram by the soon-to-be parents in the form of a matching snapshot of Somerhalder kissing Reed’s pregnant belly. Reed sent a personal message to her unborn child in her article, which read as follows:
“Hi Little One. You are familiar to me, but only because I can sense you. How is it even possible to love someone this much in such a short amount of time? The only thing I can say for certain is that it’s the strongest emotion I’ve ever had. We have been sharing this body for a considerable amount of time, and as a result, we have already gone through a great deal together. We can’t wait to get to know you better… Love, your parents.”
Despite the fact that they are happy parents, the doting couple does their best to keep their daughter out of the spotlight as much as possible. Fans have not had a complete Bodhi sighting as of the year 2022, which is five years after the year she was born. Instead, her parents only see fragments of her body every once in a while; as a result, they are very protective of her.
Bodhi’s parents are well-known in the entertainment industry, particularly for their roles in “The Vampire Diaries” and “Twilight,” two of the most successful and widely watched fantasy productions of the 21st century. Both include outstanding performances from its casts, with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson from “Twilight” and Nina Dobrev from “The Vampire Diaries” among the standouts.
The Name Bodhi Is Rich With Significance
Bodhi and Soleil are not conventional American names, and each one has a deeper significance. Reed and Somerhalder have never explained why they named their daughter Bodhi and Soleil, but it is clear that they chose these names for her. In Buddhist teachings, the concept of Bodhi is connected to the awakening of the spirit.
Therefore, in a general sense, the name may be interpreted as either wisdom or awakening. The second name, Soleil, is a French term that literally translates to “sun,” and that is where we get our second name from. Therefore, it is possible that her two names relate to the dawning of the sun. This would be an appropriate name for someone who Reed characterized as “simply the most magnificent thing.”
Soon after they began seeing one other, Bodhi’s parents tied the knot and became a married couple.
It would seem that Reed and Somerhalder were in a rush to be married, since they were engaged just six months after they first started dating, and then married only four months after their engagement.
Somerhalder proposed to Reed in January 2015, and the couple tied the knot four months later in April 2015. The couple first confirmed that they were dating near the close of 2014, and Somerhalder made the proposal in January 2015. Reed said, on the occasion of her and her husband’s fourth wedding anniversary, that she and her husband still have no clue whether they did it correctly, but she is certain of the love that they share.
Regarding Bodhi, it took two years before they were introduced to her, but ever since then, she has established herself as the focal point of their existence. The parents have a deep and abiding affection for their daughter, and they try to spend as much time as they can with her. Even though they are seldom seen together in public, the family does sometimes go out in public with their guarded little human.
When seen trekking together in February of 2021, the three of them seemed to be in a good mood, and this was just before they went to the grocery shop. Somerhalder came prepared for the excursion with his family by bringing along a camera and the plush animal that belonged to his daughter.