Reed split just a month ago from her husband of two years, American Idol alum, Paul McDonald. This makes the canoodling news with Hough a bit surprising.
A source told the entertainment magazine that the couple was spotted out with Hough's fellow DWTS cast mates, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke, about two weeks ago.
They said, "The whole group was drinking and partying. Derek bought shots for Nikki at the bar. There was lots of PDA, Nikki was feeding him, holding hands, and they left together. They didn't seem to care if anyone was watching."
Even though any relationship talk may be premature at this time, the 25-year-old Twilight star has been seen hanging with Ballas' girlfriend, BC Jean, during this week's American Idol taping.
It also seems that Hough may be using his sister, Julianne, as a dating service since Reed is friends with the Safe Haven star. This wouldn't be the first time Hough has dated one of his sibling's friends — he spent a quick six weeks courting Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev.
Another insider close to Reed doesn't predict much to come from this romance.
The second source said, "Nikki isn't currently dating anyone. She is focused on her divorce from Paul and caring for that relationship as well as her latest film projects. Nikki and Julianne are good friends, and she has hung out with Derek a few times through her. They're having fun but it's nothing serious."
It's nothing but a spring fling.
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