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Nikki Reed shares the secret to her marriage in a sweet birthday post to her husband

Actress Nikki Reed already loves her 4-month-old baby girl more than she ever thought possible, and she adores her husband and new father, Ian Somerhalder, just as much.

The “Twilight” actress celebrated Somerhalder’s 39th birthday with a touching Instagram post Friday.

To the only person that loves broccoli and a homemade face mask more than I do... my poet, my dreamer, my favorite guy in the world. A day celebrating you and only you, nothing makes me happier. Another year, an incredible year, one we will surely never forget. It’s hearing your sweet voice singing silly songs with me in the morning. It’s knowing I can always count on you to order five trays of french fries so I can eat four. It’s driving across the country listening to you tell stories from another life. It’s stopping so you can pee every twenty two minutes and waiting for you to say you aren’t sure if you’ll make it in time...every time. It’s realizing we have not played any music because we always have too much to talk about. It’s watching you make the most outrageous faces trying to get a belly laugh out of our tiny one. Here’s to many more walks listening to you describe every plant, every flower and every tree we pass. To the warm nights spent outside watching you dream out loud under the stars. Thank you for always reminding me that only a handful of things truly matter; flossing, laughing, and not counting how many bottles of wine we went through. I get it now. The secret to our long happy marriage is this: I need to be in bed by 930, and you need to start manifesting all your dreams at 10. Done. As long as we always find each other for breakfast :) Happy birthday to the best partner and father in the world, 39 looks damn good on you. We love you❤️ Ps if a photo could sum up an entire relationship...would the last one in this group be ours? Cheers to mastering the art of synchronized lip licking. We’ve officially made it!

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She shared 10 photos and a long, sentimental caption that offered a glimpse into her fairy-tale life with the man she calls “my poet, my dreamer, my favorite guy in the world.”

Reed composed a romantic list of all the things she celebrates about Ian including his love of broccoli and homemade face masks, long walks, music and "watching him dream out loud under the stars."

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"A day celebrating you and only you, nothing makes me happier. Another year, an incredible year, one we will surely never forget," Reed wrote in an Instagram post for her husband's birthday.

She even thanked him for the little things by writing, “I can always count on you to order five trays of french fries so I can eat four.” And she recalled other silly nuances like “stopping so you can pee every 22 minutes and waiting for you to say you aren’t sure if you’ll make it in time ... every time.”

Reed compounded the goofy and the heartfelt to capture the essence of living a life in love.

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have life down to a beautiful science. In her birthday message to him, she wrote, "thank you for always reminding me that only a handful of things truly matter; flossing, laughing, and not counting how many bottles of wine we went through."

Reed and Somerhalder welcomed their first child, a girl named Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, in July, and the actress added that she adores watching the new dad "make the most outrageous faces trying to get a belly laugh out of our tiny one.”

The pair certainly have a long and happy future ahead of them. Especially, given that after just two years of marriage, the 29-year-old says she already knows the key to marital bliss.

“The secret to our long happy marriage is this: I need to be in bed by 9:30, and you need to start manifesting all your dreams at 10. Done. As long as we always find each other for breakfast.”

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