Nick Jonas Reveals It Was Demi Lovato Who Told Him To Dump Ex-Girlfriend Olivia Culpo

'Honestly, I didn't like her anyway'

Most Popular
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
GIF

You can always trust your friends to have an opinion on who you're dating and it looks like even in the land of celebs, it's just as important.

Case in point is Nick Jonas, who has just revealed that it was old friend Demi Lovato who encouraged him to split with model ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo and give the single life a go.

Having landed a cover of Billboard together this week, the pair have been dishing on all sorts of things, including life as a single guy and gal, their friendship and also that time Demi hit one of the Jonas Brothers' team back in 2010.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Awkwaaaard.

After dating for two years, Nick and former girlfriend Olivia split last June. But instead of mopping up his tears, Demi reckons it was a majorly smart move on Nick's part.

Our #Billboard cover story is out now!! Thanks #billboard for an awesome shoot! #hondacivictour #futurenow

A photo posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

Most Popular

Explaining how he leant on Demi during the breakup, Nick tells the mag: "I internalise 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."

Revealing she told him that maybe the split was a good ideas, he says: "She was like, 'Just go, create and be free.' She also said some other things …" 

"He's a guy in his 20s and he's famous and he likes to have a lot of fun," Demi adds, bringing a dose of realness. "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.

"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."

Love this one #billboard

A photo posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

The reason Demi and Nick can talk to each other so frankly has a lot to do with how much they've been through together. A big moment was the incident where Demi lashed out at a member of the Jonas Brothers team during a tour together in 2010 before checking into rehab.

After that it was a hard time for their friendship and Demi explains: "I distanced myself as I was getting involved with self-destructive things. After treatment, I had to have some time sober before I wasn't embarrassed to talk to him. 

"Nick says I sent text messages, but I don't remember shit. The first time we saw each other since that tour was my [2012 Los Angeles] concert at The Greek. We caught up right before the show, then performed. It was an emotional reunion -- I got one of my best friends back."

It was hard for Nick too at first and after the initial incident, his main concern was the fans and potentially getting sued.

#billboard

A photo posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

"I mean, it was bad," he says. "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. I was angry, because a week before I pleaded with her to confide in me. We talked on the plane for two hours."

"Really? To be totally honest, I don't remember that," Demi replies. "It's unfortunate I had to go through that stuff in order to appreciate what I have in front of me."

Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez
GIF
Related Article
Related Article

What do you think?

Justin Bieber
Celebs
Share
Did Justin Bieber really tell his fans they 'suck'?
​Probably not, actually
Perrie Edwards and Luke Pasqualino
GIF
Celebs
Share
Perrie Edwards and Luke Pasqualino have been spotted together again
Despite those rumours they've split​
Celebs
Share
Ed Sheeran donates his red carpet suits to his local charity shop like a human angel
​Oh, and you can actually bid on one of his shirts​
Kylie Jenner's going to court over all the fancy gifts Tyga has given her
Celebs
Share
Kylie Jenner's going to court over all the fancy gifts Tyga has given her
​Wait, what?
Kendall Jenner responds to backlash over ballerina photoshoot in cool af way
Celebs
Share
Kendall Jenner responds to backlash over ballerina photoshoot in chill af way
​Cool like a cucumber
Cheryl 'secretly paranoid' about Liam Payne's solo career?
Celebs
Share
Cheryl's mum spotted shopping for baby things amid Liam Payne pregnancy rumours
​A bit intrusive but OK
Lea Michele gets a tattoo in tribute to her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith
Celebs
Share
Ryan Murphy shares the final words Cory Monteith said to him and it's heartbreaking
Ryan and Lea open up about his passing in a new interview.​
Gigi Hadid says attacker who 'man-handled' her was 'lucky Z wasn't there'
Celebs
Share
The guy who attacked Gigi Hadid outside fashion week has literally the WORST excuse for doing it
​What a creep.​​
Celebs
Share
Niall Horan to play at the Celebrity Ryder Cup golf match
​He's up against Bill Murray. No biggie.​​
Gigi Hadid says attacker who 'man-handled' her was 'lucky Z wasn't there'
Celebs
Share
Gigi Hadid says attacker who man-handled her was 'lucky Z wasn't there'
​As celebrities rally around to show their support