Paul McDonald Wiki: Singer, Youtube & Facts About Emily Kinney’s Ex Boyfriend

Paul McDonald is an American singer and songwriter who was previously dating Emily Kinney. Read more facts about her ex boyfriend, including his net worth.

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Emily Kinney in a nutshell

Emily Rebecca Kinney was born on August 15th, 1985. She is an American actress, singer, and songwriter best known for her role as Beth Greene in AMC’s horror drama television series, ‘The Walking Dead’. Kinney has also starred in numerous other television series, including Showtime’s critically acclaimed, ‘Masters of Sex’, The CW’s ‘The Flash’, and later ‘Arrow’. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series, ‘Conviction’, alongwith Hayley Atwell. In mid-2017, Kinney began dating singer/song-writer Paul McDonald, and the two began their own band titled, ‘The Sweetheart Deal’. The duo uploads many of their songs from their events and other live performances on YouTube. ‘Figure You Out’, ‘Talk All Night’ and such other songs can be found on YouTube.

Her ex boyfriend Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald was born as William Paul McDonald on August 29th, 1984. He is an American singer-songwriter from Huntsville, Alabama. McDonald placed 8th on the tenth season of American Idol and gained fame ever since. Since 2005, he has been the lead singer of the band Hightide Blues which was renamed ‘The Grand Magnolias’ in 2010. Some of his famous songs include, The Rocket Man, All I’ve Ever Needed and Come Pick Me Up. He sang ‘Come Pick Me Up’ in American Idol. His song, ‘All I’ve Ever Needed’ was sung along with artist Nikki Reed. ‘The Rocket Man’ was released in 2011. McDonald was born to parents Susan and David McDonald, in Auburn/Opelika. His father is a clinical psychologist and his mother teaches occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. McDonald was raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been educated from the Huntsville High School, where he also played on the varsity football team. McDonald also acted in the school’s play, “The Wizard of Oz”, directed by Mike Chappell. McDonald met actress Nikki Reed on a red carpet event during the premiere of Red Riding Hood in March 2011. The moment they met was broadcast on an American Idol episode as part of a segment that showed McDonald and his fellow contestants attending the premiere. The duo soon began dating, and moved in together. Their got engaged in June 2011, and they married on October 16, 2011 in Malibu, California. In March 2014, McDonald and Reed announced that they had separated. Their divorce was filed on May 16, 2014 the reason cited as irreconcilable differences. They were granted divorce in January 2015. In 2017, McDonald got into a relationship with actress/singer Emily Kinney, and the duo began their own band, The Sweetheart Deal.

A brief about ex wife Nikki Reed

Nicole Houston Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model known for her role of vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga aired from 2008 to 2012. She became known in 2003, after the film, Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. She played a lead role in the film. The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.

Career graph

Let’s take a deeper look at his career in detail: The band – Grand Magnolias: In August 2010, McDonald along with his band members moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and launched a campaign to let their fans decide a new name for the band. The group’s first album under its new name, entitled The Grand Magnolias, was released in 2011. The album has seen an increase in sales since Paul McDonald’s appearance on American Idol, and it reached at number twelve on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. American Idol: On January 27, 2011, McDonald received the much awaited golden ticket to compete in Hollywood from judges and he also managed to make it into the Top 24 by singing an original song, “American Dreams.” Later, he was one of ten candidates chosen as a finalist on the basis of public voting. McDonald has since then used his popularity from the show to gain 50,000 followers on his newly created official American Idol Twitter account. Today McDonald still is one of the most popular American Idol Season 10 competitors on the social networking site. McDonald was eliminated from the show on April 14, 2011, placing 8th. Post-Idol: On May 25, 2011 McDonald featured on Rachael Ray along with Stefano Langone and Pia Toscano. McDonald even recorded a song, “Now That I’ve Found You”, with his wife Nikki Reed, which featured on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on November 15, 2011. The couple released their first EP together, The Best Part, in 2012. In September 2012, McDonald was seen in a Parenthood episode as a musician, and sang a new song, “Counting Stars.” In 2014, McDonald launched his solo career by releasing a single, “Bright Lights,” on October 7, 2014, and a video released on November 3, 2014.

Net worth of the musician

Paul McDonal’s net worth is estimated to be around $600 thousand.

Paul McDonald tours worldwide giving live performances with his solo band, ‘The Sweetheart Deal’. His popularity grew immensely after his selection in the American Idol. He has sung some really lovely songs and possesses a wonderfully soothing voice.