Ian Somerhalder turned 38 on Thursday, Dec. 8. A day prior to his birthday, the “Vampire Diaries” actor grabbed the chance to enjoy a peaceful and quiet stroll with his wife, Nikki Reed.

On Wednesday, Nina Dobrev’s ex-boyfriend and his wife of one year hit the Chicago streets to enjoy a walk together. Somerhalder even took a photograph of the “Twilight” actress and posted it on Instagram. In the pic, Reed stuns in an eclectic but warm getup that’s perfect for the cold weather. It isn’t clear what the TV actor was wearing that day since he is not part of the photo.

Based on Somerhalder’s caption, he is thankful for the time he got to spend with his “human.” He also shared that he loves Chicago and his wife who has “impeccable style.”

Prior to going on a date with Reed, Somerhalder also took to the photo-sharing platform to remind his nearly 10 million followers about his birthday. He posted a throwback snap that shows him as a toddler while his mother carries him with one hand. He did not forget to compliment his “beautiful mama” in the caption, and he also noted how time flies by so quickly because he’s having fun.

It seems Somerhalder is indeed having a blast lately. The TV actor revealed to Variety recently that aside from working on the final season of “The Vampire Diaries,” he is also preoccupied with preparing for his future as a producer and his engagements in projects that aim to find a solution for environmental problems.

Somerhalder, along with his wife, just landed a deal with Warner Bros. TV. When asked what kind of projects they are interested in producing, the actor said, “All kinds of shows — scripted, unscripted, drama, comedy, docuseries, digital, all of it. The reality of it is telling good stories. Really good stories. That’s really all we want to do.”

Somerhalder also gushed about the eighth run of the CW series. “You want things to end on a good note. We really had an amazing run. It’s just time. All good things must come to an end,” he said, before revealing that he does not have any clue about what’s going to happen on the show because the show creators are still tight-lipped about the finale.