Nikki Reed’s Ex Paul McDonald: ‘Totally Heartbroken’ Over Split

Pool Paul. HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that, Nikki Reed's ex, Paul McDonald is 'totally heartbroken' over the couple's breakup and Nikki's new relationship with Ian Somerhalder. Twilight star, Nikki Reed, 26, and Vampire Diaries leading man, Ian Somerhalder's relationship is heating up, but Nikki's ex husband, Paul McDonald, 29, is still caught up in their heartbreaking split. Read below for all the exclusive details.

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Nikki Reed’s Ex-Husband ‘Heartbroken’

Nikki and Paul filed for divorce in March of 2014, but despite their three-year marriage crumbling, the former American Idol contestant and Nikki worked on their debut album together, which is set to be titled I’m Not Falling.

Although Nikki has seemingly moved on with her longtime pal, Ian, Paul is still grieving the end of his marriage to the beautiful actress.

“Paul is still totally heartbroken over the break up,” a source close to the singer told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He loves her and always will. They still work together and are in contact, he tries not to ask too much about anything but he’s hurt. He had every intention of being with her forever.”

As we previously reported, the couple’s romance didn’t last because “it came down to the normal marriage failures of money and career. He wasn’t making money and she wasn’t flourishing with her career after Twilight.”

Poor Paul, hopefully he get’s the closure he needs and is able to move on.

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder’s Romance Heats Up

Meanwhile, Ian and Nikki seem to have so much in common. Despite both belonging to the vampire world, this new hot couple have been friends for many years, and used to even go on double dates when Ian was dating his costar, Nina Dobrev.

On July 20, the gorgeous twosome were spotted getting hot and sweaty together while on a run before going shopping at the Studio City Farmers Market together. It seems like things are really blossoming for these two.

However, friendship will always come first for these two.

“They are really tip toeing into something,” an insider told us. “They are trying to see if their friendship can be more, but it is at its infancy.”

We think that these two are being really smart in how they are approaching their relationship. They have such a solid foundation so hopefully this romance will continue to grow.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think there is a chance Nikki and Paul could get back together? Do you think Nikki and Ian are better off as friends?

— Caitlin Beck 

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