Nikki Reed’s secret to a happy marriage

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed thinks it’s important to put her partner first.

The Twilight Saga actress has been married to American Idol alumni Paul McDonald for two years.

So far in their relationship she has learned to talk to her husband about everything and make sacrifices for him.

“It’s important to communicate and stay on the same page,” she told People magazine. “With what we do for a living, it’s important we make each other know they come first.”

The duo celebrated their anniversary with a spot of pampering on October 16.

While Paul might not be in the know regarding everything romantic, he certainly tries his best.

“We kept it low key this year,” she spilled about acknowledging their marriage last week. “So we went to a midnight spa session. It’s amazing. This place called Voda Spa on Santa Monica. We did a couples thing.

“He’s all about the setting and ambience. Even though he’s not the best cook, he’s great at getting take out from my favorite places and setting it up like he cooked it. He gets a good grade for effort.”

Attending the Unlikely Heroes Award dinner and gala on Saturday night, the actress performed on stage with Paul to raise awareness against human trafficking.

The pair also collaborated as Paul was a support act on some of Hanson’s Anthem US tour dates.

On Tuesday she was up before dawn to shoot new movie Scout.

“Up at 4AM on set shooting Scout. Good stuff,’ she posted on Twitter. Later adding: “Shooting scenes & sharing pretzels with the immensely talented Ellen Burstyn today… @ScoutMovie.”

The 25-year-old’s flick with Danny Glover is due out in 2015.

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