Nikki Reed was born on May 17, 1988. She describes her early life as complicated and moved out of her family’s home when she was only 14 years old. She became known in 2003 after the release of the film Thirteen, for which she was credited as a co-writer and played the lead role. Since then, she has appeared in several films, including Lords of Dogtown, Mini’s First Time, and The Twilight Saga.

Nikki Reed met American Idol alum Paul McDonald at the red carpet premiere of Red Riding Hood in March 2011. The famous couple began dating and moved in together not long after. They confirmed their celebrity engagement in June 2011 and married in October 2011. In March 2014, the Hollywood couple announced their separation, and in May 2014, Reed filed for divorce. Their celebrity divorce became final in January 2015. The actress and singer moved on quickly though: She began dating actor Ian Somerhalder in July 2014. They confirmed their celebrity engagement in February 2015 and were married in April 2015.

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