The 8 Most Shocking Joe Jonas Reveals Post-Band Breakup

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There’s barely been enough time to process the fact that the Jonas Brothers will no longer be creating new music (despite releasing a handful of fresh tunes just last week), but the trio’s already speaking up post-split. Most recently, Joe Jonas

In an exclusive interview with New York magazine, the 24-year-old singer reveals his deepest secrets, including his first time having sex, plus the influence Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus had on him to try drugs. For those tidbits & more, click through the shocking gallery of quotes here:

On losing his virginity:

"We decided to take the rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I'm glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, 'That girl was bats*** crazy. I'm glad I didn't go there.'"

Photo: Instagram (@joejonas)

On dating Demi Lovato:

"[Demi and I] had been friends forever, we were both Disney kids, and because we played a couple in the Camp Rock Disney Channel specials... we eventually dated for a month. I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn't happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help. I couldn't express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect."

Photo: Disney Channel

On experimenting with drugs:

"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. I don't even smoke weed that often anymore. I was caught drinking when I was 16 or 17, and I thought the world was going to collapse. But I was in another country, and it was legal there."

Photo: Instagram (@joejonas)

On Disney:

"The thing about the show was that some of the writing on it was terrible. It just ended up being some weird slapstick humor that only a 10-year-old would laugh at...

We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude-photo scandal happened... We'd hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so proud of us for not making the same mistakes, which made us feel like we couldn't ever mess up."

Photo: Disney Channel

On his relationship with Ashley Greene:

"When I was 20, I started dating Ashley Greene, and she was my first serious relationship. We were together for almost a year [but the] long distance didn't work... I did a cover story with Details acknowledging the relationship, and the day after it was on newsstands, we announced our breakup. That was just coincidence... After Ashley, I took two or three years to just be single. I was hooking up and having fun. Now I'm with someone I really care about. We get each other."

Photo: WENN

On the Jonas Brothers:

"It made us closer, being in this strange juggernaut together... We were just three brothers facing all this insanity together. Whenever any one of us got too cocky, we'd remind each other that this s*** wasn't handed to us, we'd remind each other of all the people who hated on us from the beginning, who didn't believe we were any good. We used that as motivation to get us going and keep us going."

Photo: Instagram (@joejonas)

On hooking up with fans:

"Yes, I've dated fans. I can't say that I've never put a foot in that world; there were times when I definitely took advantage of the opportunities I had. I remember I invited a fan to a movie, and we just made out the entire time."

Photo: Instagram (@joejonas)

On the band breakup:

"Things came to a head when we had a meeting where we thought we were going to talk about how to release our new music and it ended up shifting into this huge fight... When Nick presented the idea of closing a chapter and moving on, I freaked out... I'd spent so long working with my brothers on this band, and in my mind, it felt like we were just giving up... But once I started peeling back the layers, I understood. There were a lot of dysfunctional things going on."

Photo: Instagram (@joejonas)

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  • Carla

    I read the whole essay a while ago. I find it admirable of him to be so honest, but I found the whole story really sad. First of all because I kind of imagine what it was like for them to live it, and second of all because, I was a huge JB fan when I was younger; it was a huge part of my pre-teen years, and to know I was basically obssessing over a lie is kind of… yeah.

  • Sally

    This is the best interview I’ve ever read! It’s so great to finally find an artist who is not afraid of telling the truth about the things they actually do!

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  • Karerencia

    it’s so weird that he’s like, telling names, and saying these things andd ugggggggh

  • Paula T

    I think it’s really cool how honest he was. This is def the most interesting interview I’ve ever read and its cool to see how Disney works.

  • kassi

    I don’t think it was okay for him to say names.

  • Makaela

    Although I don’t approve of some stuff he has done, I do appreciate the honesty. It’s just good to have it there in the open instead of all these rumors spreading around. I wish all celebs could be this honest.

  • Sammy

    I stopped liking them a while ago.

  • Kira

    None of these are really shocking to me. I’m glad Joe’s being honest. It’s cool to see what was really going on out of the spotlight . So many Disney stars struggle with the goody good image of Disney when they get older because as a young adult you get curious and experience things that aren’t always wholesome like Disney portrays.