Credit: PMcDonaldAI10’s Twitter/Plixi Photo: Pia Toscano, Paul McDonald, and Haley Abrams Gather Together at the American Idol Photo Shoot for Entertainment Weekly

OMG, the American Idol-verse has blown up BIG TIME with the news that Idol finalist Paul McDonald and Twilight star Nikki Reed are dating! Nikki has been calling Paul her “boyfriend,” according to an E! Online source. The two met on the red carpet at the premiere of Red Riding Hood and what’s more — cameras actually caught the moment they met on film!

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Nikki Reed Poses at the Premiere of Red Riding Hood on March 7, 2011

A dressed-to-the-nines Nikki says to Paul, “You’re amazing. I’m blushing. I should go...” and the two hug. Paul then turns to the camera and says, “Wow, was she a famous actress? I would definitely hang out with her!” Prophetic words from Paul McDonald.

While Paul has been taping Idol in Hollywood, and Nikki is filming the next film in the Twilight franchise Breaking Dawn, the two have been Skyping up a storm to keep in touch. Also interesting: Twilight teen god Taylor Lautner has been shoulder-surfing Nikki’s Skype sessions with the Idol finalists, too. And though some reports have him spending extra time with none other than Lauren Alaina, the E! insider denies this is the case.

Good gracious, could the Twilight/American Idol synergy be any hotter right now? We don’t think so. And congrats to Paul and Nikki for their super-adorbz romance! Check out the meet-cute below!

Source: E! Online

Credit: You Tube Photo: Paul McDonald Meets His Soon-to-Be-Girlfriend Nikki Reed at the Little Red Riding Hood