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'Breaking Dawn': Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed dish on love lives

November 16, 2011 |  8:52 am

Kellan Lutz and date Sharni Vinson; Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald

At "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" premiere, love was in the air, and not just because adoring fans were hurling themselves toward the franchise's stars: Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz both walked the black carpet Monday night with their significant others in tow.

Reed, who recently wed former "American Idol" star Paul McDonald, elicited coos from tween onlookers as she ran over to her husband and wrapped her arms around him.

"I feel like we'll be like that for a long time," she gushed immediately after the embrace.

Lutz, meanwhile, showed off his new girlfriend, brunette Sharni Vinson, whom he met during a chemistry read for the film "Step Up 3D."

"We're very fun-loving kids," he smiled. "We just enjoy life. I enjoy being with her."

Lutz had lots to be happy about Monday, as "Immortals" -- the swords-and-sandals epic in which he has a supporting role -- claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend. The 26-year-old actor said his experience filming the action film, which took three months to shoot, was happily different than working on the seven-month-long final "Twilight Saga" production.

"You kind of lose your mind when you're working so much," he said of the "Breaking Dawn" filming experience. "You're shooting in a depressing climate kind of because it's winter-time. It's always gloomy. You kind of just get homesick. You get lethargic. You aren't on top of your game. And 'Immortals' was in sunny Montreal in the summer, so I was just really happy to get up every day."

Reed doesn't have any other films currently in theaters, but she's eager to begin her post-"Twilight" career.

"It's not like being in these movies affords you the ability to not have to try and make good movies and work really hard," she explained. "When these are all done, I think we're all still going to have to fight just as hard."


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Photos: Kellan Lutz and date Sharni Vinson, left, and Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" premiere in L.A. on Monday. Credits: Getty Images