Joe Jonas is clearly trying to shed his good boy image.
In a shocking new interview he blames Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato for making him smoke marijuana, reveals that he was so wasted on his 21st birthday that he fell down a flight of stairs and blacked out and then admits that despite wearing a “promise ring” he lost his virginity at 20.
“The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18,” he said, throwing his fellow Disney friends under the bus.
“They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore,” Joe said.
He said that he felt immense pressure from Disney to keep a squeaky clean image, and that he and his brothers, Nick and Kevin Jonas, were terrified that they would do something to wreck their relationship with the Mouse House.
Joe recalled how out of control he got when he turned 21.
“My 21st birthday, I fell down a flight of stairs. I was unconscious that time, and my whole team was scared to death that somebody was going to get a picture. Now I appreciate wine or a vodka-soda at the end of the day every once in a while.”
Joe blames the media for the obsession with the “purity rings,” and says that he certainly didn’t wait until marriage to have sex for the first time.
“Because of our age, because of Disney, because of those rings, there were so many things throughout our career that we had to sugarcoat. If a lyric was slightly sexual, someone at the record company would tell us we had to change it. It could be the most innocent reference, like “I’m alone in a room with you,” and it would have to go. It felt like we couldn’t be creative, so we stopped listening to them and just started handing sh*t in.
“We decided to take the rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20.”
When he was 20 Joe was dating Twilight star Ashley Greene, but he doesn’t name her as the woman he had sex with first.
“I’m glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, ‘That girl was batsh*t crazy. I’m glad I didn’t go there.’”
Joe described his tumultuous relationship with Demi Lovato, explaining their troubled time before she went to rehab.
“We had been friends forever, we were both Disney kids, and because we played a couple in the Camp Rock Disney Channel specials—and fans liked seeing us together—we eventually dated for a month. I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn’t happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help. I couldn’t express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect.
“It was an insane situation to be in. Things kept building up, and Demi ended up punching a girl in the face on a plane, because she thought the girl was blaming her for something. Everybody gasped, and the girl just started bleeding. That’s when her team and her family told her, “You need to go into rehab.” I remember being in South America, and fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that we kicked her off the 2010 tour, and they just hated on us for it.”
Joe said that he is ready to focus on the next step.
“Now that I’m 24 and have control of my life, I’m going back to the drawing board. I’ve been through a sh*t-ton of stuff, but I’m genuinely excited because now I can go back to the studio with those people who I used to work with.: