May 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Just over a week since their private nuptials, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are basking in newlywed joy on a jet-setting honeymoon. Following their romantic ceremony near Malibu on April 26, the couple spent a few days in an oceanfront suite in Tulum, Mexico, before jetting off to Rio de Janeiro on May 1. Says an eyewitness at the twosome’s romantic dinner in Rio: “They enjoyed Brazilian food and red wine and were kissing nonstop!” Fitting for the Vampire Diaries actor, 36, and Twilight alum, 26, who have been packing on the PDA since they were first spotted together last July. “Ian is just head over heels for Nikki,” says an insider of Somerhalder, who proposed in January. “He loved her from the start and constantly talks about her. They are truly in love.” Reed, who split from ex-husband Paul McDonald in 2014, bonded with Somerhalder over a shared love for animals. “What’s nurtured this long friendship that we’ve had,” Reed said in February, “is that we’re passionate about similar things.” That now includes wedded bliss. Says a source close to the couple: “They are over the moon to finally be married.”

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