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Nikki Reed has filed for divorce from Paul McDonald.

The 'Twilight Saga' actress, who announced her separation from the former 'American Idol' contestant in March and is rumoured to be dating 'Dancing With the Stars' star Derek Hough, filed courts documents to legally dissolve their marriage in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

The 25-year-old star cites irreconcilable differences and asks that her estranged husband, 29, be denied spousal support, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE magazine.

The former couple, who tied the knot in October 2011 after a whirlwind romance and quietly ended their relationship eight months ago, previously insisted their split was amicable.

Announcing their separation two months ago, a spokesperson for the actress said they were "still working [together] on their debut album, 'I'm Not Falling,' and added: "[They] remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together."

Nikki previously claimed that music was the secret to their happy marriage and that Paul was her number one priority.

Last year, she said: "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.

"I feel like it's really important to just be with each other and make the other person a priority."


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