Nick Jonas Admits to Breaking Up the Jonas Brothers but Says 'I Got Them Back Together'
"Everyone knows it was Nick," James Corden jokingly said during the Jonas Brothers' Carpool Karaoke
During a recent episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, Nick, 26, and his brothers Joe and Kevin opened up about what led to their split and how they came back together — all while singing along to their greatest hits “Year 3000” and “Burnin’ Up.”
“Everyone knows it was Nick,” Corden, 40, jokingly said during the car ride, to which Nick replied, “I broke the band up, but I got them back together.”
“It’s true, it was a full redemptive story,” Kevin, 31, chimed in.
When asked what it took to get the brothers to give things another try, Nick revealed it all came about while they were filming their upcoming Amazon Studios documentary.
“Basically, about a year ago we started talking about making a documentary together. That was the start of it — just to tell our story, our childhood and into our career together. In that process we did some necessary healing, because you know when things ended it wasn’t the best,” Nick explained.
It was around that time that they realized “there was a magic when we were together that we would all like to feel again,” according to Nick.
However, picking things back up wasn’t easy, so the brothers used a drinking game to help express their emotions.
“We played a drinking game actually, which really helped open things up. We wrote down questions in a bowl and had to pick them out,” Nick said.
In addition to the drinking game, Nick previously revealed that he, Joe, 29, and Kevin spent a year “doing therapy” to get back on the same page.
“We literally spent a year basically doing therapy, working through some things, and figuring out what this chapter would look like,” Nick confessed on Monday’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. “We’ve had to be really open and honest. There are things in the past that bothered us from time to time, even in our performances that we would do.”
All that came flashing back to Nick when the guys recently performed their first show together.
“It was amazing after the first couple of songs,” he said. “I was so paranoid those first few two or three songs they would be mad at me after this, that I was not able to enjoy it. Then at a certain point, I looked at them and thought, ‘This is amazing. I’m going to have the best time ever.’ And we did. A great show.”
The Jonas Brothers released their first new song in nearly six years on Friday, a catchy pop hit called “Sucker” about being head-over-heels in relationships. “I’m a sucker for you/ Say the word and I’ll go anywhere blindly/ Any road you take you know that you’ll find me,” they sing in the tune.
Of course, all three are in happy relationships themselves. Nick is married to actress Priyanka Chopra, 36; Joe is engaged to actress Sophie Turner, 23; and Kevin is married to Danielle Jonas, 32, with whom he has two daughters (Alena Rose, 5, and Valentina Angelina, 2).
All three ladies joined their respective partners in the video for “Sucker,” which also dropped on March 1.
In the clip, the group is adorned in numerous avant-garde costumes as they live out their Alice in Wonderland fantasies around a castle (including taking bubble baths in the garden). Each couple gets their chance to shine throughout (and even share some PDA). Eventually, they all come together as a group and pose while an artist paints their portrait.