Nikki Reed is apparently ready to move on. It’s only been about a month since the Twilight star and the American Idol alum Paul McDonald announced their split after two years of marriage. However, several sources have reported to Us Weekly that Reed is currently dating Dancing With the Stars professional Derek Hough.
The couple was reportedly spotted getting romantic at Rock & Reilly’s in Los Angeles in April. A source told Us, “The whole group was drinking and partying. Derek bought shots for Nikki at the bar. There was lots of PDA, Nikki was feeding him, holding hands, and they left together. They didn’t seem to care if anyone was watching.”
Reed, 25, has also been seen hanging around The Dancing With the Stars set. The actress is friends with Derek’s sister, former Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough. A source describes Reed as a sweet and down to earth girl. However, it looks like the new pair is just having fun as Reed is reportedly concentrating on her career and finalizing her separation from McDonald. A source close to the actress told Us, “Nikki isn’t currently dating anyone. She is focused on her divorce from Paul and caring for that relationship as well as her latest film projects. Nikki and Julianne are good friends, and she has hung out with Derek a few times through her. They’re having fun but it’s nothing serious.”
Reed and McDonald met while the singer was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. They were married in 2011. Despite their uncoupling, they reportedly both plan to move forward with their album I’m Not Falling.
Most fans know Reed from her role as Rosalie Hale from the Twilight films. Apart from her career as an actress, she is also a screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model.
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