Nikki Reed is having all the new year feels. The actor took to social media to express her gratitude for a year of big life changes — complete with a gorgeous nude mid-pregnancy photo taken by her husband, Ian Somerhalder.
“2017 you changed me forever," Reed captioned the picture. “You made me understand what it means to be human. You made me a mom. You made me a true believer in a love I’d only ever dreamed of….”
See? It's tough to find the bright spots, but 2017 wasn't all bad. Reed and Somerhalder welcomed their baby girl, Bodhi Soleil, on July 25. This is the couple's first child together, and the pair — who married in April 2015 — is over the moon with their new addition. A source for Us Weekly said Reed and Somerhalder "really wanted a baby... Nikki said she always knew she wanted to have kids before she turned 30." The source added, "They are incredibly happy together. Ian worships Nikki. He’s so sweet to her and treats her like a queen!”
Reed's fans also treat her like a queen, responding enthusiastically to the nude belly image with comments like, "Wow I love every detail of this photo! @iansomerhalder you are perfect photographer" and "I could stare at you forever!"
Reed isn't the only celebrity to delight fans with a naked belly pic of late. Even Khloé Kardashian posted one to finally — finally! — confirm her pregnancy on Dec. 20.
Katherine Heigl also posted a naked throwback pregnancy pic on Dec. 20, and fans oohed and aahed.
Said one commenter to Heigl, " love love love it... You are beautiful inside and out!!"
Kristen Bell also got real with a pregnancy throwback on social media about her 36-hour labor with daughter Delta; the ever-honest actor even included a pic of herself sporting maternity mesh panties.
All the love and humor and body positivity is everything the good parts of 2017 were made of — and everything we're hoping to see more of in 2018. But we wish every recent pregnancy pic had garnered the same sweet responses. Sadly, some celebs seem to attract only haters for their happy bump photos. TLC's Audrey Roloff of Little People, Big World is one who just can't catch a break in regard to her happy prenatal and postpartum posts.
Most of the nasty comments seem to have been removed by now on Roloff's feed, but she most definitely was not getting love for her belly shots — maybe her show's viewers are more conservative. Maybe she's just plain "not famous enough" to get away with being adorable and honest the way A-listers can. Whatever the case, there's no excuse for the shaming. And we'd like to see more love in 2018 — toward moms and toward all of us.