Joe Jonas has officially shed his Disney image. Following months of rumored reports that he is struggling with a drug addiction, the 24-year-old former Jonas Brothers singer dished about his pot-smoking past and sexual history.
In an interview with Vulture magazine, Jonas not only divulged personal information about past drug use but also blamed other famous faces for coaxing him into it, including “We Can’t Stop” singer and former “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus and his “Camp Rock” co-star, actress/singer Demi Lovato. “The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley,” said Jonas, who claims it happened when he was 17 or 18 and that he succumbed to peer pressure. “They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!’ so I gave it a shot, and it was alright,” he said.
While the Jonas Brothers band, which consisted of Joe and his brothers, Nick, 21, and Kevin, 26, were originally known for their devout faith to the Christian religion and their matching purity rings, Jonas said he ditched the jewelry shortly after his teen years. “I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20," said Jonas, who also dished on his one-year relationship with “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene. “When I was 20, I started dating Ashley Greene, and she was my first serious relationship,” he said.
Of recent reports that he is dealing with drug-related addiction issues, Jonas says they're just rumors. "I don’t even smoke weed that often anymore,” said the singer, who admitted to having at least two drunken stupors in his lifetime. He now claims that he has “wine or a vodka-soda at the end of the day every once in a while.”
The Jonas Brothers' breakup in October fueled rumors that Joe Jonas was suffering from a drug addiction. Despite reports from People magazine that the group split due to an unspecified “deep rift within the band,” tabloids claimed the turmoil was mostly due to Jonas’ addiction to heroin. Following the release of the reports, Jonas spoke to Entertainment Tonight in October, calling the claims “ridiculous.” “It’s obviously not true,” he said, adding, “I’ve never touched heroin in my life.”