Nick Jonas' New Album Was Inspired by His Split with Olivia Culpo: 'I Think It Was the Most Meaningful Relationship I've Ever Been In'

"I made a real point to tell stories as honestly as I could," he tells the new issue of OUT

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Breakups are never easy, and Nick Jonas isn’t shying away from writing about it.

The singer and actor covers the June/July issue of OUT magazine and opens up about the inspiration behind his upcoming album Complicated.

“With this one I made a real point to tell stories as honestly as I could,” says Jonas. “It became very clear what it was going to be about, after the breakup.”

The star “just dove in headfirst and wrote about all of it,” he says, adding that his time with ex Olivia Culpo was “the most meaningful relationship I’ve ever been in, and it was the longest.”

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Jonas has a more surprising A-lister to thank for the title of his album, though.

“When I was working on this album, Jay Z asked me what it was about,” he shares. “I said it was about the past year of my life, and that year was complicated. Jay Z said, ‘That’s the name of your album: Complicated.”

He’s also become more accustomed to the attention on his love life. “The fact that people were intrigued by a 14-or-15-year-old’s relationships was strange to me,” he says. “Now I think it makes a bit more sense. I think it’s kind of amusing, people’s interests.”

But even so, “it definitely sucks,” he adds of the spotlight on his relationships. “It sort of feels like, on top of dealing with the situation with the person, you have to be thinking about other people’s opinions about it, and without all the information.”

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