Ex American Idol Paul McDonald Confirms a Relationship with Twilight Star Nikki Reed

I guess it really is a small world – even in Hollywood.

Paul McDonald, who was voted off American Idol last week, has admitted to a relationship with Twilight actress Nikki Reed.

McDonald told reporters in New York,

"Nikki is super cool, She's been real supportive of this whole American Idol thing. She's actually pumped up now because she likes my original material way better than all the stuff I have done on the show."

Paul says the two are officially dating but don’t have the chance to spend a lot of time together because of their schedules.

Nikki is currently filming the movie sequel “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” and is then scheduled to start work on the thriller “Downers Grove” - a thriller set at a high school gripped by an apparent curse that claims the life of one student every year, and the student who thinks she's next.

And Nikki is no stranger to Hollywood and the movie industry. She has spent the last ten years in some of the biggest movies out there like “Eclipse”, “Privileged”, “New Moon”, “The Last day of Summer”, “American Gun”, and “Lords of Dogtown”.

McDonald, in addition to his appearance on season 10 of American Idol, is the front man and lead singer for a band out of Nashville called “The Grand Magnolias”.

The group already has a new album ready for release and has a great preview of the tracks and featuring videos from the road shot during the winter of 2010.

The single “Sing Out” has become popular on the Nashville circuit and is one of McDonald’s favorite songs.

Watch Paul McDonald & The Grand Magnolias Album Preview Video

Watch Paul McDonald & The Grand Magnolias - "Sing Out" Live Video