By Kayla Garritano

He’s head over heelsin love! Ian Somerhalder gushed over his wife, Nikki Reed, and discussed starting a family with her. According to UsMagazine.com, the celebrity couple got married in April 2015, and the Vampire Diaries actor could not be any more in love. “The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew. Oh, I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife. Absolutely, definitely,” he told Modern Luxury Magazine. “I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things – whether it’s sitting for five minutes under a tree or getting out into the country and spending time on our horses or even just going for a walk around the lake or riding a boat.”

This celebrity news has us hoping the couple starts a family soon! What are some ways to discuss having a family with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Once you and your partner are ready, you are going to be starting a family of your own. Although it may be what you want, you and your partner have to talk about it to make sure you’re both happy. Here are some ways to help get the ball rolling:

1. Talk before marriage: If you’re going to spend the rest of your life together, it is best to make sure you discuss what the future holds for both of you, meaning whether or not there’s potential to start a family. Hopefully if you talk about it, you’ll be able to decide if a family is what you really want, or if your partner is the right person for you.

Related Link: Ian Somerhalder Thanks New Celebrity Wife Nikki Reed for Making ‘Every Day a Dream Come True”

2. Find a way: If you’re both willing to have a family, make sure you are both able to make it happen, and figure out how you want it to happen. Maybe you want kids of your own, or maybe your best answer is adoption. Are you financially stable enough to raise a child, or do you have a plan for eventually having a kid? Just make sure when you have a child, you are ready.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: The Baby Predicament 

3. Drop hints: If your partner is not quite ready to discuss children, dropping a clue here and there may help stimulate their thinking process. For example, if you pass by the baby department at a clothing store, you can acknowledge how cute their little shoes are, or tell your partner that, one day, you want your kids to wear those overalls. Don’t bombard your significant other to the point where you scare them, just let them know you’ve been thinking!

How have you talked to your partner about starting a family? Comment below!