Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are splitting up. The couple plan to end their marriage, but continue to work together on business projects. “….They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations,” a rep for the actress said. The rep also mentioned that the couple will continue to work on their album, I’m Not Falling set to release sometime this year.
The Twilight actress and singer met in March 2011 at the Red Riding Hood premiere. Despite their hectic lifestyles, the romance between the two blossomed quickly. “There isn’t too much time,” McDonald said. “She’s super busy and I’m super busy. [But] we’ll figure it out.”
The couple got engaged in June of the same year. Reed showed off her sparkly, diamond engagement ring at the MTV Movie Awards. Many people were concerned about their whirlwind romance, but the Breaking Dawn actress simply commented, “He’s the one.”
The news of Reed and McDonald splitting up comes to know surprise to some. The relationship between the two of them moved rather quickly. They began living together shortly after going public with their romance. “I love him and I don’t care,” the actress said at her 23rd birthday celebration. “I’ve never met anyone like him. 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.”
The couple tied the knot Oct. 16, 2011. They exchanged vows in a private ceremony on a ranch in Malibu. 100 people were in attendance. Spy Kids actress Alexa Vega was the maid of honor. They both took to their Twitter account to share the exciting news. “Yesterday was the most magical day of my life…,” Reed tweeted.
In a 2013 interview, Reed said she was happily married. She also discussed how she makes her relationship work with McDonald. She mentioned they often spend the most time together making new music. “I feel like it’s really important to just be with each other and make the other person a priority,” she said.
Despite what Reed said in her interview, the couple still made no immediate plans to start a family together. Reed and the American Idol alum said they wanted to have children, but they weren’t rushing the process. Also, their busy schedules left no room for them to think about it in depth. “I feel like it’s a mistake for people to get married and then just [have kids right away],” the actress said.
Still on the children topic, Reed mentioned that the couple wanted to travel first. The lovebirds also wanted to enjoy their freedom before making any serious decisions. “I feel like it is the pressure of of the family making them do it,” the actress said about couples choosing to have kids right after marriage.
Reed and McDonald have yet to comment on the news of them splitting up. As far as work goes, the Twilight actress can be seen next in three films set out to premiere at this year’s TriBeCa film festival.
By April Littleton