Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are currently touring together, and they’re both on the cover of Billboard Magazine. They have a joint interview where they sound more like brother and sister than tourmates, and they’ve had a buddy-buddy relationship for years. Demi used to date Nick’s brother, Joe, (right before she punched a woman in the face and went to rehab) they starred in that Camp Rock movie together and Nick says that Demi is the third person he calls for advice after his dad and Joe. (What about his other brother, the married one, Kevin?) They also say it was never romantic between the two of them. So they’re tight and they seem to take each other’s opinion seriously. So seriously in fact that Demi told Nick to dump his then girlfriend of two years, Olivia Culpo, last year and he took her advice. Maybe he had made the decision already and was just looking for confirmation. It’s hard to tell based on the context.
JONAS I’m in a bizarre time in my life where I’m single, but that has been tricky. And she likes drama, so I’m able to talk about my dating shit without feeling bad.
LOVATO I’m like, “Soooo, what’s the gossip? Who is it? Tell me everything!”
Interviewer: Nick, what do you mean by “tricky”?
LOVATO (Interrupting.) 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– anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.”
JONAS The tricky thing is, from what I’ve heard, I’m a bit emotionally unavailable.
LOVATO (Sighs.) I give him a lot of advice. He doesn’t always take it.
Nick, your breakup with model-actress Olivia Culpo is a big part of your new album’s narrative…
JONAS It is. I’m in such agony. I’m dying inside! (Laughs.)
Interviewer: When that happened, did you call Demi?
JONAS I internalize things, so we have this rule that we never want to hear about it in a tweet or something. She’d read me the riot act, so she’s the third person I call — my dad, Joe, then Demi. She was like, “Just go, create and be free.” She also said some other things…
LOVATO (Laughs.) 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.
[From Billboard via US Magazine]
Kaiser used to cover Nick and Olivia’s relationship and her impression was that Nick was more into Olivia so that’s interesting if he was the one to call it off. (I read the lyrics to a few of the songs on his album and it sounds like that’s what happened but also like Nick was so into Olivia.) Friends are supposed tell it to you straight, although I question Demi’s motivation. It’s one thing to tell your friend candidly that you don’t like how their girlfriend/boyfriend is treating them, it’s another to recommend that they dump them. If Nick had already made up his mind and was asking Demi for advice that’s different though. It bugs me that they’re telling this story to the press like it’s funny. Can you imagine hearing that your ex’s opposite sex BFF told them to dump you? That’s got to sting for Olivia. She was with Nick for two years, that’s a long time when you’re in your twenties!
Also, it felt like Olivia was all over the place when she used to date Nick and now we barely see her. (She tried to date Tim Tebow for a hot minute but that didn’t work out for obvious reasons.) At least we’re talking about her again.
They were really cute together.
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They both sound like a-holes. Even if you told him to dump her, don’t tell a magazine he did it because she wasn’t funny and he wanted to screw around.
Anyway, I’ve seen him in a couple of interviews, and humour is not his forte. Besides, if we’re going just by looks, Olivia can do soooo much better. Neither Jonas was all that hot, but Joe was the only fairly good looking brother.
I know!!! Rude. I just can’t with Demi. I try to like her, but she grates on my nerves so bad. She’s obnoxious.
This confirms to me that Demi is kind of an a-hole. 🙁
I can’t with her either. I try but she always comes off like such a jerk and then she covers her brashness with claiming that she “just tells it like it is.”
There’s a difference between being a straight shooter n being a beyotch.
Jeez. What did poor Olivia Culpo do that was so bad?!?
she was in the way of a man “having fun” by chaining him to a relationship. according to Demi.
Meanwhile, Demi was in a relationship with Wilmer! Wow. She is… not a nice person.
I was watching coverage of the Met Gala on E hoping to see the dresses. Olivia was a host and when he was interviewed on the red carpet, E cut to her for a reaction shot since they were exes. Her reaction was so sad and awkward- she looked fragile. They cut away quickly- I don’t think they were expecting her to look so raw- and when they cut back she just had this fake smile and seemed brittle. I felt so bad for her. He definitely dumped her and she is not over him/the relationship. At least not at that point.
Because she was in the way of Demi getting with Nick is what Demi really meant to say.
Who says this to a mag? Added how messy she has been lately and the fact that even Wilmer has bailed, she should probably get her meds reviewed.
I don’t think it has anything to do with meds. I think she’s probably just catty and bratty. Sorry to use such gendered language, but for her to be all rah-rah feminist, she will kick her fellow woman needlessly down a peg or two. I was with her when she called out Taylor’s superficial brand of feminism, I just didn’t know Demi would show her colors eventually as well.
I used to root for Demi because her talk about bullying and cutting really helped my step-daughter. But god has she gotten annoying the past couple years.
While I appreciate the light she bought to those issues, I always got the vibe that her team eventually started to use it as a shield for her bratty behavior/it just became a new image she could use (the Survivor). She’s always been annoying, and she seems to have a real chip on her shoulder. I don’t think she feels she’s at the level of where her career should be, and she’s starting to lash out as a result.
+1 she strikes me as such a jerk. I’ve always gotten that “chip on shoulder” vibe.
Yes Lynnie. This chick has always annoyed me. I dislike how she tries to make everything about her. My antipathy toward Swifty is well documented here but I absolutely was on her side when Demi went after her for donating to Kesha’s legal defense because Demi seemed to have considered herself Kesha’s champion and didn’t like that Taylor had outshone her with the gesture.
And the way she’s discussing her friend’s relationship as if there wasn’t another party involved, one who got hurt, is just ugh.
@Lynnie yes this! I hate that she now seems to use it as an excuse to act like a brat.
I read on another website that a person who went to school with her said that SHE actually was the bully. Makes sense, she doesn’t seem very nice.
I’ve heard personal accounts that Olivia is as nice as she is beautiful. Methinks Demi felt a little threatened and just wanted his girlfriend out of the picture.
I just cannot like Demi. In fact, she’s my least favorite popstar. She is convinced the world revolves around her, and she’s obnoxious and bitchy.
I always wonder why celebs think we cannot see beyond the fakery. Demi and Christina Aguilera always overplayed the whole victim bullying drama when in person neither one of these ladies are kind to people themselves that’s why they have a bad rap. They like to dish it but not be called out on or it’s just them being honest. What does Demi know about relationships anyhow? Has Wilmer dumped her quite a few times? A true friend let’s their own friend make their own choices. Demi needs to go take a jog.
Sometimes people who have been bullied, end up being bullies themselves. Just as people whom have been abused (physically, sexually and verbally) end up repeating the cycle on others.
There is no excuse for the behavior as one needs to be held accountable and get help. However, these behaviors, sadly, tend to repeat themselves.
Demi needs to stop using her mental illness, and being victimized in the past, as an excuse for her own inappropriate behavior.
Eh, I’ve been there in my younger years. When a friend constantly complains about their SO, without addressing the issues, it’s tempting to say “Just stop already. Accept who they are or leave.”
They sound like such massive d*cks here, I want to slap them both. Emotionally unavailable? That’s code for “I like to behave like an ass towards my girlfriends.” And no matter what went on in that relationship, that’s not the way you talk about it in public. I have no idea who that Olivia girl is but damn, I hope she finds someone better that this douche and his bitchy bff. Christ.
And who says that about themselves? I always get the feeling Nick is trying so hard…and Demi has always seemed really bitchy to me. When they talked about how she loves drama….yeah, Demi, we know.
The same people who call themselves perfectionists I would think. Or aloof. Or who have to point out that they’re just so creative. I massively side-eye these self-descriptions.
Do you read Tom and Lorenzo? They refer to Nick Jonas as Nicky Tryhard.
Demi is so annoying. She is a pot stirrer and thinks the world revolves around her.
What do these brats even sing? I’m clearly old.
Hmm, I read it as he already made the decision & she was supporting with the not liking her line. 💁🏻
What’s sad is that Demi is advicing Nick to live his life now that he’s young and to fuck anything but she has been in one relationship all her adult life.
She should take her own advice, that way she would have less time to talk.
Maybe it is because her own boyfriend (Wilmer Valderama) was rumored to be constantly cheating on her?
After reading those quotes above, her comments about Culpo were uncalled for and unnecessary. It sounds like she uses her bi-polar disorder as an excuse for her rude behavior. At a certain point, that defense gets old and moldy.
I doubt Nick broke up with Olivia because Demi told him too. He said he does ask for advise so breaking up was probably on his mind anyway.
Demi seems like that friend who gives you their advice when you didn’t ask for it and then when you don’t listen to it she makes your life hell until you do what she said.
I mean, Demi and Nick both come off ass jerks here, but he literally says he values her opinion nearly as highly as his dad and brother’s. Sounds like he absolutely asks for her advice, and that its welcomed. Not like she’s just shooting it onto him.
I think his Ex is practically a winner here.
“….You could f– anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.”…”Some friend, I guess.
I cannot believe how arrogant and unkind they both sound. It made me feel for Olivia, and I don’t even know who she is.
Oh my god. This interview was AWFUL.
Demi sounds like that girl who wants to monopolize her guy friends, but not actually date them – no other girl is going to be good enough. This whole interview was so territorial sounding, I have second hand embarrassment.
I mean – it was bad enough to talk about giving him advice about the breakup so openly – but then to toss in the “I never liked her” – that’s COLD.
I agree. She’s the bitchy girl who hangs around guys pretending that she’s cool and all but the minute her guy friend gets into a relationship with someone prettier/better than her, she shows all signs of jealousy and feeling intimidated. Shut up Demi!
Demi sounds like a guy friend collector. I knew a girl who would become friends with guys, and sabotage all their relationships. Also why are they saying this to a magazine? And isn’t Olivia dating Danny Amendola? If so she’s doing much better! Nick seems like an insecure douche, and Demi sounds like she’s all about the drama.
She is indeed gettin’ that ‘Dola! Good lordy lord, he’s fine. Go on, girl!
It’s been said she broke up with Tebow because he wouldn’t put out. Idk if that’s true, but it’s funny!
Personally, I’d tell Nick to dump Demi. I agree that he doesn’t come across greatly here, but I must admit I like him, and he seems a better person than her.
I really hope Nick was already thinking about breaking up with Olivia because “dump your girlfriend, even if you love her, to go bang randoms” is a terrible piece of advice.
If I knew how or could, I would embed the character of Anger from Inside Out blowing his fiery top. That is how I feel every time I see her face.
He was my favorite out of all of them! Sadness (at least in the beginning of the movie) reminds me of Demi now that I think about it. Lol, can’t unsee it now.
What else would we expect from this interview? It’s not like Demi has ever been particularly nice, she’s not just going to start now.
Tacky interview. Team Olivia.
Olivia is dating Danny amendola of the Patriots. They’ve been dating since February-March and he actually left his live in gf for her
Ohmygod, another Patriots’ Gossip?! I was wondering what the heck happened with Kay Adams. I could do this all day, y’all.
Demi is beyond obnoxious.
I find this bulky little twerp to be so offensive on a good day, and downright odious on most. I have mental health issues, and I have never behaved like her, in fact if I think I’m having a bad day, I stay off the internet, and I’m not even famous!
Demi should talk. Her ex Wilmer was a sleazy dude.
It’s one think to privately give a friend your honest opinion when they ask you for relationship advice, but to say all this publicly is an asshole move and just shows a complete lack of caring about the other person’s feelings. She could have at least said something like “Once my buddy was in a relationship that he didn’t really want to be in and I told him he should just end it” but she had to name names and make sure everyone knew it was personal (“I never liked Olivia Culpo anyway”). A low mean-girl move, (not to mention she must have been wanting the drama and attention this would attract) and it also makes her seem like one of those people who’s very controlling of the friends, family members, or loved ones in her life. Tacky
Not surprised. They both have “jerk ass ” written in their foreheads. I’m glad to know i wasn’t wrong about Demi The Victim.