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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed engaged: Why we don’t think it’s true

Rumors are swirling that Ian Somerhalder asked Nikki Reed to marry him over the holidays, but we’re calling false.

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And not just because we don’t want to imagine a world without Somerhalder on the market of eligible bachelors.

First of all, Reed has barely been officially divorced for a month. Though she and her ex-husband, Paul McDonald, filed for divorce back in March 2014, the process isn’t completed so quickly and that had to be trying for Reed, who’s probably ready to start the new year fresh.

The engagement rumors really gained traction on Monday, after the couple was out on the red carpet at the Warner Bros. Golden Globes party, marking their first time in the spotlight as a couple. Reed was wearing a diamond ring, which caught the attention of many speculating about the actors’ relationship. One appearance and they’re already engaged? No way!

Plus, the ring wasn’t even on the correct finger. Reed was wearing the diamond band on her right hand instead of her left. Though Hollywood Life has a source claiming the ring was on the wrong hand because the couple wants to keep things on the DL, we’re taking it with a really fine grain of salt. The source also says the two are planning a June wedding. That’s only five months away and with Somerhalder’s filming schedule and Reed’s upcoming movies, it just doesn’t seem like enough time to plan a wedding.

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Of course, it isn’t all good news for those who are hoping Somerhalder remains single. It does appear as though the couple is serious about one another. Serious enough that Somerhalder is willing to stress out his ex, Nina Dobrev, by bringing his new lady onto the set of The Vampire Diaries. Somerhalder and Reed have also adopted two cats and a horse together. Sure sounds like commitment! But that doesn’t mean he’s put a ring on it… just yet, at least.

Do you think Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed could be engaged already?

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