Twilight star Nikki Reed is to show off her singing skills by recording an album, she has revealed.
The 24-year-old actress, best known for her role as vampire Rosalie Hale in the hit franchise, said that her husband Paul McDonald had encouraged her to explore her musical side.
She wrote on her official website: "What makes this album special is the fact that Paul and I wrote every song on here together.
"I've always loved music and felt connected to it, but was too afraid to explore that avenue. It was Paul's encouragement and talent that made me feel safe enough to try."
Nikki, who married the American Idol contestant in October 2011 after they met on a red carpet in March 2011, will perform a few shows at Texas' South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. She plans to release the album later this year, followed by some European tour dates.
The couple have already released an EP, titled The Best Part, together.
She insisted that music is their baby for now, telling People.com: "Right now we're just so focused on what we're doing together musically and where we're at in our careers."
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