Nikki Reed Files for Divorce from Paul McDonald

Almost two months after they announced their split, Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from Paul McDonald.

Reed, 25, cites irreconcilable differences and seeks to deny the American Idol alum ex, 29, spousal support, according to divorce papers filed May 16 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Nikki Reed Steps Out Post-Split

Nikki Reed stepped out on Saturday, following the announcement that she and American Idol musician Paul McDonald have decided to end their marriage.

Wearing black sunglasses and a black tank (minus her wedding ring), the Twilight star, 25, looked somber as she got into her car after a workout in Los Angeles.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald to Divorce

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald have decided to divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“After much consideration, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are ending their marriage. They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations,” says a rep for the actress.

“They will continue to share their love of music, and are still working on their debut album, I’m Not Falling, releasing in 2014. They remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together.”

Nikki Reed: All About My Midnight Anniversary Celebration

It’s been two years since Twilight star Nikki Reed and American Idol alum Paul McDonald tied the knot, and on Oct. 16, the couple celebrated their anniversary with a date night full of pampering.

“We kept it low key this year,” Reed told PEOPLE at the Unlikely Heroes Award dinner and gala Saturday night. “So we went to a midnight spa session. It’s amazing. This place called Voda Spa on Santa Monica. We did a couples thing.”

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald Perform Together in L.A.

Guests at an event in West Hollywood were in for a rare treat from Nikki Reed and hubby, Paul McDonald on Tuesday night.

The former Twilight actress and American Idol alum performed three co-written acoustic songs at Erik Wahl’s UNthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius book launch, where Reed couldn’t keep her eyes off her man while they were on stage.

Brittany Snow's Glow-in-the-Dark, Rave-Themed Birthday Bash

Brittany Snow’s 27th birthday was Pitcher Perfect!

The actress, joined by beau Tyler Hoechlin, rounded up a slew of her former big-screen costars on Saturday to help her celebrate another year.

Nikki Reed: Music Is Key to Making My Marriage Work

Nikki Reed is a happily married woman, but she says a successful Hollywood relationship doesn’t come easy.

“I feel like especially being in this crazy, weirdo world that we’re in, where we’re making movies and people are on tour, it’s just so easy to lose track of what’s important,” the Twilight actress, 24, recently told PEOPLE.

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald Get Affectionate at Twilight Afterparty

Nikki Reed: 'It's a Mistake' to Have Kids Right After Marriage

Nikki Reed stands by what she said in November shortly after getting hitched: She and her American Idol alum hubby Paul McDonald want kids “one day,” but definitely not any time soon.

“Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel like it’s a mistake for people to get married and then just [have kids right away],” the Twilight star, 24, told PEOPLE last week at the MTV Movie Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater in L.A.

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