Bonus Jonas! What to Know About Nick Jonas' Youngest Groomsman Frankie
Frankie Jones will join brother Nick Jonas and soon-to-be sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra at the couple’s upcoming wedding ceremony
Don’t forget about Bonus Jonas!
From music production to his history with Noah Cyrus, here’s what you need to know about the 18-year-old Jonas bro, who was pictured arriving in India on Friday.
1. Frankie graduated from high school early
While the spotlight shone brightly on brothers Nick, 26, and Joe, 29, and oldest brother Kevin, 31, was busy with his family, Frankie was working his way out of high school and into college — starting campus life at just 16.
While it’s unclear if he’s still matriculated, Frankie attended Belmont University.
2. Frankie likes to produce tunes
Frankie also loves music and used to share electronic beats and instrumental clips under the pseudonym MEPHISTO on SoundCloud.
While his last SoundCloud song “appa” was posted over six months ago, Frankie told Celeb Mix in August that he has a song coming alongside Alli Haber called “Too Young.”
“If I did put out my own music, it would be instrumental, compositional non-sense,” he said. “So nothing right now as of myself.”
The youngster also proudly shared photos of custom-made guitars.
“Lucky to call these works of art my own,” he captioned an image of a sky blue guitar on Instagram. “Couldn’t be happier with these beauties.”
3. His brothers have been a big influence on his life — and so has Radiohead
While Frankie doesn’t expect to release any of his own music anytime soon, he does spend much of his time behind the scenes — and his brothers are supportive.
“They’ve been a really big influence on my whole process, helping me through it, being there to say try this, try that,” he told CelebMix.
“The one thing they’ve told me was most of all to keep at it because if you love it, then nothing else matters and that’s true if you love making music then just continue doing that,” he added.
As an aspiring music producer, Jonas said his biggest inspiration has been rock band Radiohead.
“Their stuff is genius and out of this world,” he explained, adding that his father Paul got him into Michael Jackson at an early age. “I like to bring that more musical feel to what I do in music.”
4. Frankie once sang a duet with Noah Cyrus
Ponyo became the fourth highest-grossing anime film of all time.
Noah and Frankie sang the movie’s lead song “Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea” and spent lots of time together promoting the film.
“We made the song, it was kind of fun because we got to sing songs of the movie we just made,” Frankie told Movieweb in 2010.
5. Frankie got a marijuana citation in 2016
The youngest JoBro was caught with marijuana when he was 16, according to TMZ.
Luckily, Frankie was only given a citation for marijuana as Nashville had recently passed a measure reducing the penalties for marijuana.
Just after the story broke, the Jonas brother tweeted an emoticon shrugging off the citation.
BONUS: Frankie is a self-proclaimed meme machine
When asked what his favorite meme was by Paper Magazine, the teenaged Jonas candidly responded “Myself. I am a meme machine.”
Though he hasn’t posted since late October, most of his tweets are jokes or nonsensical sentences.
“You should take nothing i say seriously, i excrete exclusively memes,” Jonas admitted on Twitter.