For the December 9th issue of "New York" magazine, Joe Jonas has wrote an essay entitled, "Joe Jonas: My Life As a Jonas Brother." The essay was a narrative of his life as 1/3 member of the famous Jonas Brothers trio.In the piece, Joe revealed all about his affairs including working with Disney, trials with drugs and the loss of his virginity.
Joe Jonas has opened up about his personal life in an interview with Vulture. (Reuters)
Back in 2005, the Jonas Brothers had signed a record deal but the real opportunity which has transformed their lives forever came with Disney.
"Disney is great at creating fame. They've done it with so many pop stars and young actors, from Hilary Duff to the High School Musical crew. Miley Cyrus played an already-famous pop star on a Disney show, Hannah Montana, and as we were starting to blow up, we got a boost by playing ourselves, as her favorite band on her own show," recalled Joe.
"That was definitely our first major love shown by Disney, and I think it might have been a trial to see whether they should give us a show of our own, and they did. We got a sitcom called Jonas in which we played characters named Kevin, Joe, and Nick Lucas, members of an already-famous band." wrote the middle brother of the Jonas Brothers.
Jonas revealed that he has to put great efforts to look younger than his age to appeal to a younger audience.
"I had to shave every day because they wanted me to pretend like I was 16 when I was 20 (when the show was done, I cut my hair off and grew as much of a beard as I could). We went along with it at the time, because we thought Disney was our only real shot, and we were terrified that it could all be taken away from us at any moment," explained Joe.
"Being a part of a company like that comes with certain expectations. Not overtly, but there was a subtle vibe. We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal happened," continued the star, adding, "Disney made us more famous than we ever knew we could be."
Jonas has revealed in the write up that even though he and his brothers, Kevin and Nick, wore purity rings they took them off a few years ago. In fact, at the age of 20, Joe Jonas had lost his virginity.
"The topic that dominated news coverage of us for a long time was the whole promise-ring thing. We couldn't escape it. It started when I was really young-I must have been 10 or 11. There's a program people do in some churches called True Love Waits, where you wait for marriage to have sex. Kevin and I decided to join-Nick tried it later," admitted the 24-year old singer.
"Fast-forward a few years, we've started playing music and we're working with Disney and we have these rings. I remember this interview with this guy whose entire agenda was to focus on the rings. He kept pushing the subject, and when we insisted that we didn't want to talk about it, he told us, 'I can write whatever I want,' which terrified us," continued Joe.
Currently, Joe is dating Blanda Eggenschwiler. In the interview, Joe talks not of Blanda but of his former girlfriend, Demi Lovato. According to Joe, Demi and Miley Cyrus were responsible for persuading him to try pot for the first time.
"The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right," explained Joe.
Jonas said he's thrilled to ultimately be in charge of his own career.
"Now that I'm 24 and have control of my life, I'm going back to the drawing board. I've been through a shit-ton of stuff, but I'm genuinely excited because now I can go back to the studio with those people who I used to work with. I don't have to rely on anyone else's opinion, whether good or bad, and hear them say, "No, no, you can't go write with them. That's too weird for us." Because weird works. Look at Lorde," concluded Joe.
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