Demi Lovato’s friendship with Nick Jonas goes back to their Disney days, but these days, she’s giving him some advice that would shock their former bosses at the House of Mouse. In a new interview with Billboard, Demi Lovato says that her “Future Now” tour partner could use a little help in the dating department — and that’s where she comes in.
In the interview, Jonas said he’s “in a bizarre time in my life where I’m single,” and Demi is there to lend an ear. While Nick recently split from his model-actress girlfriend Olivia Culpo, Lovato thinks he should stay single. In fact, even when he was in the relationship with Culpo, Demi was telling her pal to sow his wild oats.
“He’s a guy in his 20s and he’s famous and he likes to have a lot of fun. Listen, even when he was in a relationship, I was like, ‘Get out of that. You could f**k anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.'”
While Jonas said he has “heard” that he’s “emotionally unavailable,” Demi added that she works with him “on being more vulnerable.” Still, Demi’s former Camp Rock co-star doesn’t always listen to her words of wisdom.
“I give him a lot of advice,” Demi revealed. “He doesn’t always take it.”
Lovato went on to diss Culpo, saying she didn’t like to see her Jonas Brothers buddy tied down with the actress because she wasn’t lighthearted enough.
“I go, ‘Honestly, I didn’t like her anyway.’ It’s not because she’s mean or anything, but he has such a great sense of humor and I want him to be with someone that makes him laugh. I can tell if something’s up because he’ll close off.”
Jonas said that he also helped Demi out when she was dating his brother Joe.
“Well, for a couple of years there was the Joe and Demi romantic thing, so I’d be this emotional bridge for them,” he said. “But she and I were productive — we’d write songs about it. We became even closer because it was never going to be [romantic].”
Nick added that he and Demi have a rule that they don’t ever want to hear anything about each other in a tweet or online. The “Jealous” singer says Lovato is the third person he calls when anything happens, right after his dad and his brother Joe.
Demi Lovato recently ended a six-year relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama. Now, Demi says she’s just looking for a good time and nothing serious.
“It’s not on my mind, but I welcome anything,” Demi said. “I’ll have fun. But a relationship… I won’t want that for a long time.
While they both dated fellow Disney stars back in the day (in addition to Demi’s romance with Joe, Nick has been linked with Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, who starred on the Disney Channel sitcoms Hannah Montana and The Wizards of Waverly Place, respectively), Lovato previously told People that they have all grown up and moved past their teen dating drama. They also cheer each other on for making successful transitions to adult careers in the entertainment industry.
“I have respect for everybody who has been able to do that, and I’m really proud of everyone – especially Joe because of how well [his new band] DNCE is doing,” Demi said. “He deserves it.”
Demi Lovato seems to like giving out relationship advice. A few years ago she doled out advice to her female fans, warning them to never call a guy first.
A few feminists took issue with the dating tip, so Demi fired back and told them, “Don’t get your panties in a wad. I’m not being sexist, I’m being old-fashioned.”
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas kicked off their 44-city co-headlining arena tour, “Future Now,” last month.
Take a look at the video below to see Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.”
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