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Nikki Reed and singer Paul McDonald are engaged

June 6, 2011 | 12:20 pm

Nikki Reed is engaged to Paul McDonald

Nikki Reed is engaged to Paul McDonald, the "American Idol" singer known for his raspy voice and his embroidered floral suits.

"He's the one," the 23-year-old "Twilight" star told E! News on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet Sunday night, flashing a diamond ring. "He's the one."

An E! source confirmed the engagement; the two already live together, People reported in May.

"I love him and I don't care," Reed said at an early birthday party, dismissing the idea that their relationship was moving too fast. "I've never met anyone like him," she told People. "I've never met anyone who has such a good solid heart and comes from such a good solid family and is just a genuine person."

McDonald, 26, made it to eighth place on the most recent season of "Idol," with the title eventually going to 17-year-old country crooner Scotty McCreery.

After he was voted off in April, the Grand Magnolias singer spilled the news about his relationship with Reed, saying at a news conference that she was "pumped" he'd been nixed. "She said, 'Dude, you finally get to do your thing and be yourself and be the artist you are.' She is happy about the whole situation. She has been nothing but cool to me."

Cool enough that he wants to keep her around for the long haul, apparently. He's also been inspired to write songs about his lady love, who told E!, "He says he's going to release a Nikki Reed EP."

Question we have to ask: Will Paul get married wearing that white suit with the red roses on it? We'd love it if he did.


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Photo: Actress Nikki Reed and musician Paul McDonald at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters.