The "Chains" singer set the record straight about reports he is dating the 19-year-old model

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated August 21, 2015 08:50 AM
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Ladies, it looks like Nick Jonas is still on the market.

The “Chains” singer, 22, says he is not dating 19-year-old Kendall Jenner even though the two were "texting" after becoming pals through Jenner’s close friend and fellow model Gigi Hadid, who is currently seeing Nick’s brother Joe Jonas.

“We’re not dating,” he told E! News in an interview published Friday. “Kendall is great, and naturally, her being good friends with Gigi and with Joe and Gigi dating, there are times we’ll be in the same place and we all hang out.”

The singer also confirmed that he’s “very much not in a relationship” to Access Hollywood on Tuesday.

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Jonas split from longtime girlfriend Olivia Culpo in June and is trying to “be single the right way” and focus on the “next phase” of his life, he told E!.

The singer also said he wants to keep his romantic life “light and casual” for now, though he’s open to having drinks or dinner with someone.

“I [also] like being able to work as hard as I want,” he added. “I’m incredibly driven and with all the projects I have going on, they take up a lot of my time. I like to work hard and just be as focused on work as possible.”