Paul McDonald

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Singer (1984)
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Relationship Timeline Of Paul McDonald

Ex-wife : Nikki Reed
Paul McDonald Married To Nikki Reed In 2011 And Divorced In 2015

Who is Paul McDonald?

We see a new singer with their unique voice and skills and gaining a huge number of fans every day. Today we are talking about Paul McDonald, who succeeded to win the heart of many people through his singing talent and the ex-contestant of American Idol.

Paul McDonald is an American songwriter and singer who was also ranked 8th on the tenth season of American Idol. 

Paul was born on 29th August 1984 in Auburn, Alabama, United States of America, where another singer Jordyn Taylor was also born. Born his American parents David McDonald and Susan McDonalds, he is White ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Young Paul with his father and brother. Know about his early life, eduation, parents and more
Image: Young Paul with his father and sister, Snap source: Instagram

Talking about his parents, Paul's father is a clinical psychologist, and his mother serves as a teacher for occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. McDonald spent most of his childhood in Huntsville, Alabama. He also has a sister named Beth McDonalds.

He graduated from Huntsville High School. During the time he also played wide receiver on the varsity football team. Additionally, Paul portrayed in the school's play titled The Wizard of Oz.

In August 2010, Paul, with his band members moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and launched a campaign to let their fans decide a new name for the band.

Paul performing solo on a program. Know about his career, profession and more
Image: Paul performing solo on a program, Photo source: Instagram

Additionally, on 27th January 2011, Paul received a golden ticket to participate in the Hollywood from judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler. He reached up to top 24.

Even though Paul did not win the competition, he has gained lots of fans and followers, and he connects with them via social media such as Twitter. Moreover, he also promoted the band from his Twitter account. 

On 14th April 2011, Paul was eliminated from the show ending up in the eighth position. 

Is Paul McDonald married or single?

Seeking into his personal life, Paul has been married twice in his life. Read below to know more about his marital relationships. 

Nikki Reed: Paul McDonald's first spouse

Nikki originally known as Nicole Houston Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model. She is most famous for playing the role of vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga.

McDonald first married Nikki Reed on 16th October 2011. The pair first met at the red carpet of Red Riding Hood in March 2011. The couple soon fell in love and started dating. 

McDonald and his ex-partner Nikki Reed. Know about his personal life, wife, dating, and more
Image: McDonald and his ex-partner Nikki Reed, Photo source: Billboard

After dating for three months, Paul and his ex-girlfriend announced their engagement. The couple stayed together for three years but did not share any child. 

Unfortunately, in March 2014, Reed and Paul announced their separation and stated 'irreconcilable differences' as the cause. On 16th May 2014, Nikki filed for divorce, and it was finalized in January 2015. 


After the divorce, McDonald remained unmarried for two years, until he met Emily Rebecca Kinney. Talking about Emily, she is an American singer and actress. 

Paul and his girlfriend Emily Kinney
Image: Paul and his girlfriend Emily Kinney, Picture Source: Instagram

Paul and his girlfriend began dating in 2017 and still shares a strong bond. Moreover, McDonald posted a picture of him with Emily wishing her Happy Birthday on his Instagram account, about a week ago.

Paul and his partner formed a band named The Sweetheart Deal. Furthermore, there are no rumors or controversies of the couple that leads to their break-up.

Net Worth

Talented singer and song-writer earn decent money from his musical career. Since his participation in American Idol, Paul has managed to gain immense fame, success, and fortune too. 

He has numerous hits and collaborations, which adds up to his current wealth. As of 2019, Paul's total net worth is estimated to be $600 thousand. Whereas, his girlfriend Kinney has total assets of $3 million.

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