Kevin & Danielle Jonas: Filming Our Reality Show Has Helped Our Marriage

"You'll get a look into the lives of my family," the eldest Jonas Brother tells PEOPLE

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Privacy may be a thing of the past for Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle.

The couple, who married in December 2009, have let E!’s cameras into their home for the network’s upcoming Married to Jonas.

“Danielle and I are out here in New Jersey, trying to be domestic,” he says. “You’ll get to know her big, Italian family and who the characters are. And you’ll get a look into the lives of my family.”

The decision to put their private moments on display comes from the “good place” in which the couple find themselves.

“We’re having fun and times are changing,” says Kevin, who met Danielle on a family vacation in 2007. “We heard so much negativity when we first got married about how young we are. But it really didn’t matter. We’re happy. We knew that this was what we wanted and we pretty much have proven all those other people wrong.”

Unlike some other reality shows, the real deal will be on display on his program, Kevin promises.

“We were very honest,” Kevin says about filming the show, which premieres Aug. 19 (10 p.m. ET). “This is our life here in New Jersey. What you’re seeing is what you get. We’re not putting anything on for cameras or anything like that. You have to be open and free. [Camera crews] were just a part of our life and what was going on here.”

While reality TV has been known to tear marriages apart, Danielle says, “I think doing a reality show has made us talk even more about things that maybe we would not have talked about or just left on the backburner. I just feel like this made us communicate more, and I think that’s important in our relationship and keeps it strong.”

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