Twilight"s Nikki Reed strips off to reveal her bikini body and a new tattoo… and husband Paul McDonald is certainly a fan

Twilight's Nikki Reed strips off to reveal her bikini body… and husband Paul McDonald is certainly a fan

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17:51 GMT, 3 September 2012

As Twilight's Rosalie Hale she is uptight and aloof, not to mention icily blonde.

But in her own life brunette Nikki Reed couldn't be more different, squealing with laughter as she raced around an idyllic Hawaiian beach with her husband Paul McDonald.

The 24-year-old squealed with laughter as she ran into the waves with former American Idol contestant Paul, before grabbing him for a long drawn-out kiss.

Bathing beauty: Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts her bikini body while enjoying a day at the beach in Hawaii

Bathing beauty: Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts her bikini body while enjoying a day at the beach in Hawaii

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed

In great shape: Her halterneck green bikini
highlighted Nikki's perfect figure

Her halterneck green bikini
highlighted Nikki's perfect figure, and Paul certainly seemed to
appreciate it, giving her an appreciative glance.

The pair then swam out to join some friends on a boat offshore, with Nikki getting a helping hand climbing aboard.

The actress is currently enjoying a
short break before embarking on her promotional duties for the last Twilight
movie, Breaking Dawn: Part Two.

Jumping for joy: Island girl Nikki can't stop smiling as she dives into the water

Jumping for joy: Island girl Nikki can't stop smiling as she dives into the water

Honeymoon phase: The Twilight actress was joined by her American Idol husband Paul McDonald

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald

So in love: Nikki and Paul McDonald wed last year just months after meeting on the red carpet at a premiere

And for once she is enjoying a spot
of sunbathing after the end of her four year spell playing vampire Rosalie, which
called for milky white skin.

While larking around with Paul, Nikki
also revealed a tattoo on her back, which appeared to be a quote
written in a thick script.

It joins the word 'Paul' on the actresses fingers, a tribute to her husband, who is said to have Nikki on his hand.

Action girl: Nikki joined Paul and their friends for a boat trip

Action girl: Nikki joined Paul and their friends for a boat trip

Helping hand: After swimming out to the boat, Nikki is pulled aboard

Helping hand: After swimming out to the boat, Nikki is pulled aboard

Nikki is now looking to the future, following the end of her role in Twilight.

She has admitted she worries she's
seen her career peak during the four years portraying Rosalie, and she's
aware of the sadness which will surround the upcoming premiere.

'Not to sound nostalgic, when you’ve
been a part of something for so long, it’s not that you can’t appreciate
it, but the kind of appreciation you have for it when it is coming to
an end is even greater,' she told Just Jared.

'I don’t know if in my career this
will ever happen again, I’m sure it won’t, this is kind of a once in a
lifetime moment. I’m sad it’s over and I feel like at this premiere
there is going to be a lot of that.'

Matching hats: Nikki and Paul are so in love they even dress alike

Matching hats: Nikki and Paul are so in love they even dress alike

Watch out! A large wave comes into shore

Watch out! A large wave comes into shore

But she doesn't have to worry just yet. For now she and her American Idol husband Paul McDonald are about to collaborate on their second song together after last year's Now That I've Found You.

After the vampire dust settles on the franchise, Nikki will next be seen in the sci-fi romance In Your Eyes, starring Zoe Kazan and Jennifer Grey.

Next year the busy star has another three films lined up, including the drama Empire State with Liam Hemsworth, a psychological 'dubstep' thriller called Snap, and a mob thriller called Pawn with Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker.