And according to the "Twilight Saga" star, she and her beau balance each other out.
"He would be fine living in a pop-up tent and eating ramen every day and I tend to be very ambitious," she gushes to Zooey.
In an interview with People, the aspiring singer confirmed that he and Twilight star Nikki Reed are engaged.
The couple met when this season's Idol finalists attended the premiere of Red Riding Hood.
Believe it or not, Reed's father is the reason she's happily married to "American Idol" Season 10 contestant Paul Mc Donald, 28, who she considers the love of her life.
"My Dad was my date to the premiere where I met Paul," Reed reveals of the "Red Riding Hood" screening she attended.
In fact, last year, Reed opened up to Huff Post Celebrity about her father's reaction to her whirlwind romance.
"My Dad always told me, like most girls' fathers, please don't get married young, spend time with the guy.
" In actuality, Reed's dad is nothing like his on-screen character, and she feels terrible for exaggerating her childhood and "not realizing how hurtful it was" to call "Thirteen" autobiographical.
"All the guys ended up being there from 'American Idol' and my Dad said, 'Go say hi to that guy.' I walked over to Paul and knew I was in love within one second of saying hi.
It was the craziest thing that has ever happened to me in my life." Reed says Mc Donald "is the kind of person I didn’t have to sell to anyone," explaining that her relationship with the singer -- with whom she released an EP, "The Best Part", this month -- doesn't need to be sugar-coated.
You’re all I want to know for the rest of my life.” Reed said the song, which hit air waves Monday via Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show, was completely unplanned.
“I’ve experimented with writing lyrics for other people in the past,” she said.