American Idol castoff Paul McDonald and Twilight star Nikki Reed are the new hot couple. However, it looks like their attraction isn’t founded on respect for each others’ work – Paul said in an interview that he hasn’t seen any of his girlfriend’s movies, even megahit Twilight.” Honestly, I haven’t seen any of her movies and know nothing, really, about her work,” she said. “I think she likes me more because I’ve never seen any of her stuff.”
I’m not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I’m sure Nikki gets hit on regularly by guys who have seen her in a movie and think she’s just like a character she played, and it must be nice to meet a guy who liked her without knowing or caring that she was famous. However, I hope that now that they’re together he does watch some of her work out of support. My boyfriend reads a lot of my writing, and even though he’s in a different industry I like that he cares about what I do at work and supports my endeavors. Yes, it’s great to have someone who likes you as a person outside of your job, but what we do at work is a huge part of our identities, whether we’re conscious of it or not. I hope Paul watches some of Nikki’s movies – and I hope she returns the favor and listens to some of his music, too.