Nicole "Nikki" Houston Reed's birth Mother is a mixture of Native American Indian Cherokee tribe and Italian. Her father is Jewish. She married eighth place of the tenth season of American Idol musician Paul McDonald in October 16, 2011 and divorced her spouse in May 2014. Nikki Reed isn't a unattached Bachelorette for long though. Nikki Reed and the Vampire Diaries television series actor Ian Somerhalder has been spotted in the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, California on July 20, 2014. It appears as if both Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are more than just good friends. At any rate, Nikki Reed has purchased some fresh produce to cook with.