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'DWTS' news: Are Derek Hough and Nikki Reed hooking up?

Nikki Reed
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There are plenty of "DWTS" hook-ups every season but usually it's between dance partners. This year, however, dance pro Derek Hough reportedly hooked up with newly single Nikki Reed. On April 30, Us Weekly reported that the 25-year-old "Twilight" actress has been spotted out with Hough, 28, a few times over the past month or so.

Most recently, Hough and Reed headed to Rock & Reilly's in L.A. with "Dancing with the Stars" pals Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke. Onlookers say that Hough and Reed were very touchy/feely and didn't seem to care who saw them. They were seen holding hands and they even left together.

Derek Hough has been single since his split from Nina Dobrev earlier this year (via Entertainment Wise). He dated "The Vampire Diaries" star only briefly after being set up by his sister, Julianne Hough. Reed has only been single since March although her rep confirmed that she and Paul McDonald ("American Idol") had been living separately for six months before they announced their split. She and McDonald called it quits after two years of marriage but are said to still be great friends.

It's unknown how serious things are between Reed and Hough but sources say that Reed has been seen at least once during a "Dancing with the Stars" performance. On April 29, Reed was reportedly hanging out backstage to cheer on Hough and his partner, Amy Purdy.

Nikki Reed is also pals with Derek Hough's sister. Last month the girls headed to the gym to work out together. It's unknown if Julianne set Derek and Nikki up, but it certainly looks like Julianne would approve of their romance -- even if it is only a fling. Do you think Hough and Reed will last? Do you think they are a good match or is this just a rebound for Reed?

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