“American Idol’s” Paul McDonald may have made his exit from the FOX singing competition on Thursday night, but he’s left with more than just a big career boost – he has a new ladylove in the form of “Twilight Saga” actress Nikki Reed.
“You’ve met a pretty girl,” Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush said to Paul, referencing the actress, who the singer recently met at a premiere.
“Yeah, I’ve got a nice one,” Paul smiled, confirming the two are dating.
While it’s still early days for the pair, the Nashville rocker said Nikki was a great help while he was on “Idol.”
“She’s been super cool and supportive of this whole thing,” he told Billy.
As for dates, that hasn’t been the easiest for the two, since he’s been busy with “Idol” and now “Idol” tour preps and Nikki has been finishing filming the final “Twilight Saga” film, “Breaking Dawn: Part II.”
“We haven’t actually done much of that,” Paul added of date nights with his gal. “She’s been busy working, I’ve been busy working.”
But, “we’ve managed to find a little bit of time here and there to do some stuff,” he added.
“Outstanding,” Billy chimed in.
“Yes, yes indeed, man,” Paul smiled.