Paul McDonald tried out for American Idol in Nashville. He actually sung an original single in order to advance to the semifinals, one he...

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It hasn't been a great week for love in Hollywood.

Ariana Grande split from Jai Brooks because he wasn't supportive of her. Ramona Singer ended her marriage because her husband Mario was unfaithful.

Joe Jonas stopped giving it to Blanda Eggenschwiler. Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran ... we don't know what is going on there. But it appears to be over.

But at least all of the above take solace in the following: they aren't alone. Far from it, in fact, as a number of high-profile romances have already met their demise in 2014. 

We're not taking sides. We're not judging the basis for these break-ups. We're just running down the celebrities who have found themselves single so far this year:

Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Naya Rivera and Big Sean called it quits while rumors that he cheated took the celebrity gossip blogosphere by storm.

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The marriage between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin is not the only one in Hollywood to come to an end this week.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald have announced they are separating after two years of marriage.

Said a rep for the actress via statement:

"After much consideration, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are ending their marriage. They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations."

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The Twilight Saga has officially merged with American Idol.

Following two months of dating and four months of an engagement, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald got married in Malibu yesterday, as the actress gushed to Us Weekly:

"We couldn't be happier!. [We were] surrounded by our family and friends. We're so glad this day has come!" 

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Reed - who portrays Rosalie Hale and will next be seen in Breaking Dawn - first met the season 10 finalist in March at the premiere of Red Riding Hood. Just a month later, McDonald moved into Reed's Los Angeles home.

And the rest is romantic history.

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Paul McDonald didn't win a recording contract on American Idol, but the experience did earn him a fiancee.

In an interview with People, the aspiring singer confirmed that he and Twilight star Nikki Reed are engaged. The couple met when this season's Idol finalists attended the premiere of Red Riding Hood.

Paul and Nikki

"I'm getting married – yes – to the lovely Nikki Reed. That's been really exciting," McDonald says. "I'm really pumped up about that. She's an amazing lady, and I'm very lucky to be hanging out with her."

It's been a whirlwind romance, but no wedding date has been set yet. No truth to the rumor, either, that Paul popped the question just to guarantee himself a spot at the Breaking Dawn opening.

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The Twilight Saga may have won huge at last night's MTV Movie Awards, but Nikki Reed was a winner long before she joined her castmates on stage to accept the trophy for Best Movie.

On the red carpet of the ceremony, Reed flashed an engagement ring at E! News Marc Malkin and said of her boyfriend: "He's the one."

That boyfriend - nay, fiance! - of course is American Idol finalist Paul McDonald. The pair only met in March, but, hey, who true love knows no time frame.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald

Congratulations to the first ever Twilight/Idol couple! We wish them a lifetime of happiness.

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Paul McDonald will be okay.

Yes, the funky singer got eliminated from American Idol this week. But the aspiring artist has confirmed that he has a famous, beautiful woman to go home to each night. Yes, he really is dating Nikki Reed.

"[She's] supercool," McDonald told Us Weekly of the Twilight star. "She's been real supportive of this whole thing. She's actually pumped up now because she likes my original material way better than all the stuff I do on the show."

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Paul says he and Nikki are "officially dating," but "don't get to see each other too much because [we're] both working so hard."

Is there another Idol/Twilight love connection? Is Lauren Alaina getting it on with Taylor Lautner, as some sources have reported? McDonald has no clue.

"I don't know. I think he's just a fan of Idol in general. He seems like a really cool dude. I don't know too much about that."

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Last week, we predicted that Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald would go home on American Idol, only to be stunned when Pia Toscano was eliminated.

This shows what we know, but we doubt we were the only ones surprised. Nor do we expect we're alone saying Stefano and Paul may be in danger again.

Haley Reinhart also looked shaky, so it's anyone's guess. But neither Stefano or Paul took that step last night that would put them in the "safe" category.

Right? Wrong? Watch their performances here and comment below:

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Paul McDonald was not voted off American Idol this week (did you see who was?!?). But the season 10 finalist has another reason to be excited these days, according to E! News sources:

He's dating Twilight Saga star Nikki Reed.

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The pair first met at the premiere for Red Riding Hood (where McDonald is actually caught on camera, admitting he doesn't know who Reed is) and have been "hanging out" ever since.

The actress has been off filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, while McDonald is busy in Hollywood these days, but an insider says they keep in touch via Skype. And this could give McDonald a huge Idol advantage.

Can you imagine if all Twihards give him their vote?!? Season. Over.

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It's not that Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald are bad singers, but their efforts have lagged behind the rest of the field at times on American Idol.

Did the twosome do enough to turn things around last night? Or are both in big trouble when the votes are tallied on tonight's elimination episode?

Stefano elected to sing "When a Man Loves a Woman," Percy Sledge-style, while Paul went on with Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." Thoughts?

Watch their performances from Wednesday night below and tell us if you think either - or neither - should be receiving a ticket home this evening ...

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Ready for an American Idol-off, readers?

On last night's Motown-themed performance episode of the competition, Paul McDonald covered the Smokey Robinson classic "Tracks of My Tears." The judges loved it, with Randy Jackson gushing: "You're kind of the complete package."

It was a solid performance, no doubt, but how does it compare to the version of the same song by Adam Lambert two seasons ago? Compare both renditions now and decide for yourself:

Whose cover do you prefer?

 

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