Paul McDonald: Not Over Nikki Reed Marriage & Writing Songs To Cope

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are now making beautiful music together. So, how did Nikki's musician ex-husband, Paul McDonald, handle the news of her marriage? Let's just say, it sounded like the blues. has the scoop! When Nikki Reed, 36, and Ian Somerhalder, 36, finally tied the knot, there is one person not sharing in the happiness over the newlywed’s joyous union: Nikki’s ex, Paul McDonald, 30. Paul is still not over the divorce between him and Nikki, has EXCLUSIVELY learned, and the songwriter is using music to help him deal with his lingering feelings for her!

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Paul McDonald: Nikki Reed’s Marriage Inspiration For New Music

“Paul hates that this day has come. He will always love Nikki. But, this puts the finality to everything and he is very emotional,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells

With Nikki marrying Ian just four months after finalizing her divorce to Paul, how is the former American Idol contestant handling this?

“He has decided to take those emotions and write songs about. He finds it very therapeutic. His next set of music is going to be all about his feelings now that he is divorced and Nikki has moved on — because he hasn’t totally moved on himself,” the insider added.

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Married In Romantic Ceremony — Pics

Aww. Unfortunately for Paul, the three-year marriage between him and Nikki didn’t work out. She wasn’t just his life partner, but a music partner as well. Together, they recorded The Best Part EP in 2012 and 2014’s I’m Not Falling, released in July 2014, two months after Nikki filed for divorce.

Even though he feels bad about this marriage, here’s hoping Paul can use it as inspiration for the music that will help him finally end this chapter on his life!

Nina Dobrev Turned Down ‘Painful’ Invitation To Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Wedding

Nikki and Ian’s wedding wasn’t just painful for Paul. Ian’s ex, Nina Dorev, turned down a chance to attend the wedding, claiming that it would be too awkward to see her ex-boyfriend get married to someone else!  “She truly does love Ian with all of her heart, but watching him marry Nikki would have just been too painful,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told

What do you think about Paul McDonald still not over his divorce from Nikki Reed, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’ll finally resolve his feelings with this new music?

— Jason Brow, Russ Weakland reporting

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