Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, who appear to be giving you brothel madam and reluctant male companion above, have been friends since back in their Disney Channel days. And they’ve remained good friends ever since. Nick and Demi are currently on the Future Now tour together, and they recently talked to Billboard about their friendship. Nick and Demi also gave a little master class in what it takes to date Nick Jonas, and apparently one of the keys to success is getting Demi’s approval. They even provided a helpful example via Nick Jonas’ ex-girlfriend Oliva Culpo. For example, if you want to get the thumbs up from Demi to date Nick Jonas, do not be Oliva Culpo.
Demi prides herself on bringing the realness when she opens her mouth, and that includes the relationship advice she gives to her friends. Nick Jonas dated semi-professional famous person girlfriend Olivia Culpo for about two years. They broke up in June 2015, and Demi cheered from the sidelines when it happened.
“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 fuck anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.”
When asked if Demi was one of the first people he told about the breakup, Nick confessed that she’s the third person he calls when something important happens (third only to his dad and Joe Jonas). When asked how she took the news, Demi sharpened her acrylic claws and poked at Olivia’s ass by saying:
“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.”
So let me get this straight. Demi didn’t hate Olivia; she just wanted Nick to be with someone who didn’t turn him into a joyless emotional shut-in. Demi’s Twitter and Instagram accounts must be heartbroken right now; how selfish of Demi to attempt to start drama with another famous(ish) person without their help.
Demi also talked about the feud she tried to start with Mariah Carey over a meme involving Ariana Grande. Mariah had nothing to say about that shit, because of course she didn’t; Mariah is too busy living the glamorous yacht life. Demi knows this too, which is why she isn’t surprised that she never heard from Mariah.
“(Laughs) I’m sure she’s sitting on diamond records not giving a fuck what I have to say. That’s fine. I don’t even give a fuck what I have to say. That’s why I just say it.”
You can read the whole thing here. But if you’d rather skip straight to their Old Hollywood-meets-Las Vegas billboard for a club with a misspelled name (“August 7th at Whysper”) photoshoot for Billboard, then here you go.
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