Though it's only a little after 9 a.m., Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are already bickering. You're welcome, honey." She rests a patronizing hand on his shoulder. "You threw me under the bus."Jonas and Lovato, both 23, were Disney Channel charges who started working before they were tweens and have been singing and acting ever since.
They're seated on the terrace at the ritzy Wynn brunchery Tableau on a hot Las Vegas summer morning, and Lovato has asked Jonas to tack fries onto his meal so she can "have one and not feel bad about myself." When the server arrives, Jonas requests an off-menu egg white omelet -- then casually adds, "You know what? Each has been, in his and her own way, through the ringer.
The first time we saw each other since that tour was my [2012 Los Angeles] concert at The Greek. On top of losing a friend, we have seven dates left, it's a big production, people are expecting to see Demi and that's not going to happen. It's unfortunate I had to go through that stuff in order to appreciate what I have in front of me. JONAS She gave me the right to have a drink around her, but I'm never, ever drunk around Demi. JONAS My first instinct is to be like, let's get out of the shit, let's pull ourselves out of the rough. LOVATO Women are more emotional and sometimes I just want to be heard. JONAS I'm in a bizarre time in my life where I'm single, but that has been tricky.
We caught up right before the show, then performed. I was angry, because a week before I pleaded with her to confide in me. How Well Do Friends (and Toumates) Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas Really Know Each Other? And she likes drama, so I'm able to talk about my dating shit without feeling bad. "Fan Army Face-Off: Ariana Grande's Arianators vs. JONAS I internalize things, so we have this rule that we never want to hear about it in a tweet or something.
JONAS I have really musical parents, and my dad was always encouraging, but the desire to get onstage and perform really did come from me. Nick Jonas' Stylist Dishes on How Late French Legend Serge Gainsbourg Is Influencing Today's Male Stars Let's talk politics. Think about my past and where my love for performance comes from -- musical theater.
You're both .) Um, don't you want to tell us about Hillary Clinton? You're visible LGBTQ allies, but some have suggested you're stringing the community along for a fan base. And playing this gay fighter in a very macho world for , it requires me digging really deep, and I do it with respect and honor. It's obvious what my ["Cool for the Summer"] lyrics are about.
But both are now midstride into a second act that, like the first, they're experiencing together -- but this time on their own terms.
(And no, they are not, nor have they ever been, romantically entangled.)See Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas' Stunning Billboard Cover Shoot"You'd think they're siblings, sometimes more than Nick and I," says Joe Jonas, who briefly dated Lovato in 2010. I'll be honest, I was a bit envious when I saw him catapult into this personal success.
LOVATO There's a song on my first album called "Gonna Get Caught" about how I thought Joe was a player.
I remember we were on the bus writing the bridge, and Joe is like, "I think it should have a happy ending." I'm like, "No, I don't think it should." And poor Nick is sitting there like, "What are we actually deciding here? LOVATO We joked around that it was Disney High, except we all were shooting shows and really overworking.
And today she's the best version of herself I've ever known." Says Brad Paisley, who recently released the duet "Without a Fight" with Lovato: "Nick and Demi both are great examples of child stars coming of age, becoming really legit, respected musicians.