Another source adds, "They were friends before, the groundwork had been laid before. They had always been attracted to each other, but always in another relationship. It may seem quick, but they knew it was right. They believe in the same things. They are dedicated to their work and helping others."
Us broke news in July that the Vampire Diaries hunk, 36, and the Twilight actress, 26, were dating. They moved in together three weeks later in Atlanta, Ga., and have since adopted horses Eagle and Millie, as well as a kitten named Sohalia. They're also parents to dogs Nietzsche and Enzo.