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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.”

Nikki Reed Nude

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.”