Nikki Reed Dating Paul McDonald? 'American Idol' Hunk Gets Endorsement From 'Twilight'

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Apr. 7 2011, Published 12:45 p.m. ET

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It looks like Paul McDonald has been getting some love from the Twilight gang! The American Idol heartthrob — who dazzles the U.S. with his pearly whites and raspy voice — is reportedly dating Twilight goddess Nikki Reed! And now Paul has been getting some serious endorsements from Nikki's co-star Peter Facinelli on Twitter! 

According to recent reports the duo had been virtually dating, via Skype, after their relationship sparked on the red carpet at the Red Riding Hood L.A. premiere.

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E! Online is reporting the duo's relationship is "official" citing a source that's claiming Niki is calling Paul "boyfriend."

The irony of it all — when the duo first met last month at the Red Riding Hood Hollywood premiere, Paul had no idea who Nikki was!

In a clip from the premiere (below), Nikki, wearing a strapless dress and sporing flowing hair, gushes to Paul, "You're amazing. I'm blushing, I should go." Paul then says, "Wow, thank you" and the two awkwardly hug goodbye.

As soon as Nikki is off camera, Paul ask, "Was she a famous actress or something? I'd hang out with her!"

And now they have been hanging out ever since!

As far as the reports that Taylor Lautner is also Skyping with Idol contestant Lauren Alaina, a source told E!, "Taylor has only said hello to some of the Idol contestants when he has been in the same room as Nikki when she has been Skyping with her boyfriend. He has not Skyped one-on-one with any of the Idols."

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More proof that Nikki and Paul are dating — between their busy schedules of filming Breaking Dawn and IdolTwilight star Peter Facinelli is behind Paul 100 percent!

Last night he Tweeted,"Calling all pfach Followers. Give Paul Macdonald your vote this week on American idol. I luv this guys music. Only a half hour left to vote"

And Peter has over 1.8 million followers.

He followed up with, "Heres the number... 1-866-43657-09 Only 10 minutes left. #vote4PAulMacdonald"

Now with the Twilight crew on his side, Paul might have a great chance of making it all the way to the top! Do you like this couple?

Watch sparks fly at their first encounter below!


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