Former Disney Stars, Nick Jonas And Demi Lovato Cover Billboard Magazine



The 23-year-olds looked like they could be a couple as they smouldered for the cover shoot.

In their interview with the magazine, they talk about their friendship, their relationships, growing up and more.

See excerpts below.

On if he called Demi after his breakup with model Olivia Culpo:

Nick: 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…

Demi: (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.

On if she’s planning on dating again after her breakup with her boyfriend of six yearsWilmer Valderrama:

Demi:It’s not on my mind, but I welcome anything. I’ll have fun. But a ­relationship … I won’t want that for a long time.

On if they felt pushed by the adults in their lives:

Demi:Not by my family, but when you’re on set, you work like an adult. I always wanted to be the next Shirley Temple, to be the youngest person to ever win a Grammy and an Oscar. It didn’t turn out that way. I don’t regret it, but I probably won’t allow my kids to get into the industry unless it’s on their terms.

Nick: I have really musical parents, and my dad was always encouraging, but the desire to get onstage and perform really did come from me. I’d never push my future children.

On whether it’s unfair to say their support of the LGBTQ community is just to grow their fan base:

Nick: Of course. Think about my past and where my love for performance comes from — musical theater. And playing this gay fighter in a very macho world for Kingdom, it requires me digging really deep, and I do it with respect and honor.

Demi: For me, it’s a little personal. It’s obvious what my [“Cool for the Summer”] lyrics are about. Just because I never said anything bluntly [about experiences with women] doesn’t mean I’m exploiting it.

On if she was contacted by Mariah Carey or her people after she stood up for Ariana Grande at Maria’s expense:

Demi:No. (Laughs) I’m sure she’s sitting on diamond records not giving a f– what I have to say. That’s fine. I don’t even give a f– what I have to say. That’s why I just say it.



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