Jonas Brothers on Reuniting, Marriages and Drinking as Therapy (Extended Interview)

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

-Jonas brothers are back. Oh, my gosh, how exciting. [ Cheering ] “Happiness Begins.” I want to say it was almost
10 years ago to the day that you guys —
-Really? -We planned it all.
-On our show, yeah. -Specifically to come back here
10 years later. -Yeah.
That’s what it was all about? The whole thing?
-No break-up. -I mean, this is —
[ Laughter ] A lot has happened since then.
I mean, yeah. I mean, you did — you broke up. You had solo careers. Kevin, you had two kids.
-I know. It’s insane. -I mean, a lot.
-The best thing ever. -They are.
They change you. It’s the greatest thing.
I mean, do they — I mean, do they know who dad is?
[ Laughter ] Do they know who these guys are?
[ Cheers and applause ] -They definitely
don’t know who that guy is. -Do you guys know
who these guys are? -No.
[ Laughter ] -I mean…
-A real bad dream right now. -Oh, gosh.
-Anime characters, I think. [ Laughter ] -What would you
say to yourself, Nick, if you had to talk to yourself
back then? What would you say to yourself? -I would tell myself to find
some scissors and cut that hair. [ Laughter ] -I think it’s a good look, man. -Also, to, like, go in the sun. We’re extremely pale.
[ Laughter ] -You look very — yeah.
-That was during the “Twilight” phase,
so we’re trying to fit in. -Is it “Twilight”?
[ Laughter ] -Joe, can we even discuss this? -I could put somebody’s eye out
with that hair right there. -Yeah.
What was that inspired by? -Flat irons, mostly.
[ Laughter ] Actually, there’s a band,
Tokyo Hotel, from Germany, that I love,
and we met them recently again, but I kind of just thought the
lead singer just had it all. And his hair
was so straight and spiky. And I was
trying to emulate that. I’m not sure why, but… [ Laughs ]
You did it. You emulated it.
You absolutely nailed it. -Thank you.
-I’m so happy. I love the new album.
-Thank you. -Congrats on the great reviews.
-Thank you, thank you. -And all the singles have been
fantastic so far. “Happiness Begins.” Very kind of personal album,
as well. I mean, some of
the songs on here, you wrote, Kevin, “Come Back.” -Yeah, well,
we wrote it together. But that song, specifically,
I think, meant a lot for — in many different ways.
You know, I think from the — to the fans but as well from
traveling for the first time in a long time away
from my family and the girls. Like, that was a big deal,
obviously. And so —
-How old are your girls now? -They’re 5 and 2. -So they don’t know you
as a Jonas Brother? -They do now.
[ Light laughter ] But it was, you know,
touch and go there for a minute. They didn’t really know who
that was and all that stuff. But they got to come to their
first show the other day, which was amazing.
-Oh, really? [ Cheers and applause ] I have a very cute clip
of your daughter. You talking to your daughter
about you being — Anyway, here’s Kevin’s
5-year-old daughter being very excited about
her dad as a Jonas Brother. Take a look at this. -I’m Alena, and this is my dad. Should I say it?
-Mm-hmm. Yeah, you can say it.
-[ Laughs ] -This is one of
the Jonas Brothers. -What?
Who let him in this house? [ Laughter ] -“Who let him in this house?!”
[ Cheers and applause ] So cute.
-They’re so proud. It’s so awesome.
And she did tell her entire school that,
you know, the Jonas Brothers were coming back before
the Jonas Brothers were. -No!
-Oh, yeah. -She spoiled everything? -We were trying to keep it
a secret for basically a year. We’re making this documentary,
making the album. And we were like,
“We got this is on lock. No one’s gonna tell.”
Kevin comes home and says, “Guys, Alena
told her whole class.” [ Laughter ] -She told the whole school,
and it’s out. -Luckily, those 5-year-olds,
tight-lipped. -Yeah, they kept
the secret for us. -You gave me a little inside
scoop, and I was like, “All right, I’m just
gonna cross my fingers.” -Oh, I did, yeah, yeah.
-Appreciate that. -It couldn’t have been better.
-What did you tell him? -I told him that
we were coming back. -He told us the four of us were
gonna release an album together. -Wow!
-I never got the phone call. -“You told me a little scoop.” “I told him that the band’s
getting back together.” -Just a little scoop.
It’s a big scoop. Yeah, he trusted me.
-I forgot about that. -But since then,
you got married. -Yes.
-Is there pressure writing songs about your wives?
-No, it’s the best. I mean, we —
I think we looked a long time for the kind of inspiration
that we have, whether it’s kids
or wives and fans. Also, this journey
we went on together over the course
a year and a half, two years, making the film,
coming back together. It’s all in there, but it’s
the best thing in the world to be able to write
a love letter to your wife in the musical form.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah. It’s incredible.
-Yeah. And, I mean, Sophie,
we love her, as well. But, yeah, you just —
[ Cheers and applause ] You said to me
that you got married to her just so you could find
“Game of Thrones” spoilers. -Exactly.
-That’s good for you. -Good move.
-That’s such a good move. -Just trying to figure out
if I could write a song for the next season,
and she’ll tell me — Oh. -Oh. Oops.
Spoiler alert right there, guys. [ Laughter ] -Wait.
-Wait, wait. What? -He’s joke.
-Yeah, he’s just joking. -My heart stopped.
-Everyone in the room was like, “Wait a second.” -Everyone’s loving
the new record, but this is pretty funny. There’s one person out there
that is not a fan of this. -Who? -Someone’s getting apparently
text messages? -Oh!
-Oh, yeah. -So, explain
what’s happening right now. This is your fault? -I guess.
-It’s all your fault. -So, basically,
I changed my number. -Yeah.
-Maybe seven, eight months ago. Some people got my number. They were calling me
all the time. So, finally, I just changed it. But I forgot to text
a few people. So when the album came out, my brothers and I were all
in a group text together, but it was the old number. So a few people
that I had forgotten to text the new number to. So, this person
somewhere in the world is getting text messages
congratulating them on a new album.
-From probably a lot of numbers. -A lot of people.
And the last one that we saw in one of these group texts
was really hostile. So you should probably show it. -The last one here says,
“Congrats, dude. The album is sick.
Excited to watch you go.” This person says,
“Stop texting this number! You have the wrong number! If you continue
to text this number, I am going
to give it to the police!” [ Laughter and applause ] -So I just —
I love the idea that there’s someone in the country
so mad that lots of people are trolling them that
they have a new album out. -Yeah.
-I would love to see how that conversation would go
with the police. “People out here
congratulating me!” [ Laughter ] -“Can you believe what’s
happening in this world?” Congrats on that documentary,
by the way, as well. -Thank you.
-I did not know about that, and it is fantastic.
[ Cheers and applause ] I loved it.
And I just didn’t really know as much of the history
as I thought about you guys. Was that why
you wanted to make one? -Yeah.
That was one of the reasons. I think, you know,
the whole idea initially was just
a documentary. And then, from there,
it kind of evolved to wanting to do this again. And it’s all there in the doc.
But it also shows, you know, our childhood, our upbringing, you know, both in church
and then into performing together
and all that. And it’s a pretty in-depth look
and, you know, has been just phenomenal to see people
writing and messaging us about connecting family again. That was the intention, really,
more than anything was just to try to create
something that hopefully, you know, brother or sister
calls their family and says, “Listen, you know,
it’s been a while, but I love you,
and we can get through this.” You know,
it was kind of our story. -Yeah.
But it’s — But you also see how much
you lived together. And, I mean, you’re doing
all these malls out in New Jersey
and all this stuff, and you go,
“Oh, the Jonas Brothers didn’t just come out
and just do arenas.” -We’d be at a mall
at like 7:00 a.m., and there’s this thing
called mall walkers that — [ Laughter ]
Oh, yeah. -Go to the mall, and you
do laps around the mall. And it’s like —
I guess mostly when it’s, like, snowing outside
and it’s pretty difficult to go for your morning walk. And we’re performing
at 7:00 a.m. in a mall where these people are
covering their ears or booing. It’s like…
That’s how we got started. -At one point —
At one point, you weren’t gonna
be named Jonas Brothers. -No, there were
some other names. -Yeah, we had a few. -Actually,
Jonas Brothers came up, ’cause in our first show ever, Joe just got up on stage
and said, “We’re the Jonas Brothers.” But before that,
it was Sons of Jonas… -J3.
-…J3, which was never right. -Run, Jonas, Run.
-Jonas Jonas Jonas. -Oh!
Jonas Jonas Jonas is not bad. -I like that.
-I like that one. -Jimmy Jonas.
-No, that wasn’t… -Oh, man!
I got so excited. Oh, my gosh.
[ Laughter ] -That didn’t make the cut. -There’s one scene
in the documentary. It’s you guys
playing a drinking game. -Yes.
-And, basically, through that drinking game,
you kind of — It’s almost like therapy.
-Almost. -Our version.
-It kind of is. -Tequila-infused therapy.
-You were kind of asking each other, like,
“Why did the band break up?” -Oh, this is the heaviest clip
in the whole doc. -Yeah.
Isn’t that weird that — -The one that you chose to show?
-Yeah, exactly. -Well, I loved it, ’cause
I think it is really personal, and you go, “Wow.
That was fascinating.” The whole thing is fascinating. If you weren’t a fan
of the Jonas Brothers before, watch this documentary,
and you’ll be like, “Wow.” Really, hats off to you guys. I want to show everyone a clip
from the documentary. Here’s Nick, Joe, Kevin
in “Chasing Happiness.” Take a look at this. -This game I played
a few days ago. It’s fun, ’cause it’s questions we either have
to answer ourselves or it might be directed
towards everybody else. -The more we drink,
the more the questions are gonna be answered.
So, ready? -One, two, three. -Boom.
It’s on Nick. Bowl it. -Biggest regret
in regards to the Brothers. Season two of “Jonas.”
[ Laughter ] It’s a big regret. We shouldn’t have done that. It really stunted our growth,
you know? I feel like it was…
just a bad move. -Yeah.
-Like, it just was not the time. And, literally, we couldn’t
evolve because of it. [ Cheers and applause ] -And it’s real.
Very real. It gets more intense from there,
that particular scene. But that was a real moment
for all of us. We sat and watched an early cut,
and it was a choice to make with the director and
the producers of the movie to say, “Do we want to tell
the fluff story of our life and journey
and what brought us back or get into the heavy stuff
and lay it out?” And, you know, specifically,
with that clip, Disney was a great chapter
in our lives, but at a certain point, did make
things hard to grow, you know? And when you’re shaving
your face twice a day ’cause they say you can’t have
a five o’clock shadow… -“You’re 10 years old.”
-Yeah, exactly. -Forever.
-It gets tough. But I’m glad we made this movie, and hopefully
it brings people together. -It’s great.
The Jonas Brothers, everybody. “Happiness Begins” is out now,
the new album. And the documentary,
“Chasing Happiness,” is on Amazon Prime video.


Mohammad Faisal

Jun 6, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Jimmy Fallon looks ill.

tvd love

Jun 6, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

love this


Jun 6, 2019, 3:20 am Reply

6:15 his face ???? LOL

Leah Pound

Jun 6, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

Aww Kevin can’t stop talking about Alena and Valentina coming to their first show!!!

kun st

Jun 6, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply


Sasha W

Jun 6, 2019, 3:19 pm Reply

Ok am I the only one that noticed that Nick is in all pink, Joe is in all brown, and then Kevin is like the middle ground in both brown and pink? like did they plan this?

Raf. J

Jun 6, 2019, 6:45 pm Reply

the gux in pink suit needs to shut up and let his brothers talk

Ms Croft

Jun 6, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

Nick why you r pink ? ???

Ms Croft

Jun 6, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

Kevin’s girl is so cuteeeee ?


Jun 6, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

I'm from germany and duuudeee TOKIO HOTEL????????
Hooooow could he know about them???


Jun 6, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

Finally, Kevin is in the middle! Yay

Arenjungla Kichu

Jun 6, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

Joe's Humor!!! Lol.

Nadia Mendez

Jun 6, 2019, 3:39 am Reply

4:40 im dead

Maryann Lee

Jun 6, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

They don’t look alike at all


Jun 6, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

GOT season 9 spoiled

Queen Parker

Jun 6, 2019, 8:41 am Reply

…And I oop


Jun 6, 2019, 10:15 am Reply


Catherine Porras

Jun 6, 2019, 1:32 pm Reply

Finally!!! Someone paying attention to Kevin !!!! Yes!


Jun 6, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

Dude, I try but I can't enjoy these interviews anymore because Nick bothers me so much. Idk why but I can't deal. He just exudes he's better than everyone in the room imo lmao

cherry blossom

Jun 6, 2019, 10:56 pm Reply

joseph adam jonas you stop making me feel bad about game of thrones right now.

Madison Moceri

Jun 6, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

my grandparents mall walk?

Madison Moceri

Jun 6, 2019, 4:22 am Reply


Riley Roduner

Jun 6, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

Everyone look how Kevins facial expressions change from 4:40 – 4:45 and Nick and Kevin just sort of laugh it off like “hahaha ya moving on”


Jun 6, 2019, 7:21 am Reply

i feel so awkward like my childhood crushes r here and like staring like gods im ?

Arnaz Kuntadi

Jun 6, 2019, 12:48 pm Reply

4:40, Kevin face look so shocked! hahah 😀

Twins World

Jun 6, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

Love them


Jun 6, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

I loved Nick's curls 🙁


Jun 6, 2019, 5:31 pm Reply

OMG i was thinking about Tokio Hotel too! xD

Mieszko Tobera

Jun 6, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

i knew that was about Tokio hotel


Jun 6, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

Jimmy Kimmel sounds like he doesn’t know how to speak anymore. What the hell…?!

Mikayla Wightman

Jun 6, 2019, 5:54 am Reply

Nick giving me that gatsby vibe with that pink suit ?

the devil

Jun 6, 2019, 8:51 am Reply

My favorite Jonas bro is Joe Jonas


Jun 6, 2019, 9:24 am Reply

❤❤ I Love Jonas Brothers ❤❤

Esmeraldito Prishka

Jun 6, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

Mwrh merrrrkellll exeis megalllo prrrrobllllhma me to mooony sou ??????????????????✈️✈️✈️✈️??????????

Catzz CK

Jun 6, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply


Prosfu 0220

Jun 6, 2019, 6:23 pm Reply

6:17 Joe got me like???

Mieke Jonas

Jun 6, 2019, 1:59 am Reply

Jonas Brothers On the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon! I'm Really Excited for them for their Comeback Reunion. And Now they're officially Back together As Band and I wanted to Say thank you for Dropping Our Album , Happiness Begins And I Want to Meet you Guys So Badly. I Been Dying To Meet Guys So Bad and will You Sign My CD'S and Sign My Notebook too

Pradnya Paramita

Jun 6, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply

Their stylist is SPOT ON!!!!!!!!! ???


Jun 6, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

Where’s the full video with the Intro the Jonas Brothers performed when the curtain was pulled? Iconic ?

Feline Van Dijk

Jun 6, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

Why is Nick always wearing pink ?

Maggie Herreria-Keeping

Jun 6, 2019, 1:10 am Reply

Joe getting nervous about spoiling GOT is the cutest damn thing

Lexi Natirra

Jun 6, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

5 year olds don’t know about the Jonas brothers, those kids prolly didn’t know what she was talking bout ?

Lexi Natirra

Jun 6, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

SEASON 2 OF JONAS? Hold on that was a good season of the show ???

Melly Star 34 Mancini

Jun 6, 2019, 12:52 am Reply

I love u Nick Jonas So Much

Melly Star 34 Mancini

Jun 6, 2019, 12:52 am Reply

I love The Jonas Brothers

Angela T

Jun 6, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

I agree with Jimmy! Watch the documentary, I've been a fan since my teens, but this just gave me more respect for them and liked them even more.

There's so much we don't know underneath the lives of celebrities and when they make these docu's it makes me appreciate them more. Their life isn't easy, just like anyone else's – just makes them human. Honestly.


Jun 6, 2019, 8:48 am Reply

Can't believe they were talking about Tokio Hotel
Man liebt sie oder hasst sie

chickalata a game

Jun 6, 2019, 8:37 pm Reply

I am mad they are married….. But happy for them as well. Who would you have chosen? Joe, Kevin or nick? (nick for me personally)

chickalata a game

Jun 6, 2019, 8:39 pm Reply

I like how Kevin is just basically wearing a mix of nicks and Joe's outfits??❤️love your music guys

Greta Sanchez

Jun 6, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

Kevin! We need you to steal some attention to your brothers, you deserve it.
What a cute daughter by de way?❤️❤️

Hayat Jan

Jun 6, 2019, 9:49 pm Reply

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Moz Moz

Jun 6, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

If the teacher is Jonas brothers fan, I believe she couldn't sleep at night because of Alena spoil ?

Pretty Kitty

Jun 6, 2019, 5:40 am Reply

Why does nick look good wearing pink?


Jun 6, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

Omg he talked about Tokio Hotel. ? Greetings from Germany????

Anna Malik

Jun 6, 2019, 2:16 pm Reply

Oh my God, I actually thought “Joe looks like that guy from Tokio Hotel in that picture” and then he said it ?


Jun 6, 2019, 1:09 am Reply

Alena: The Jonas Brothers are back together!
5 year old classmates: What is a Jonas Brother?

c de los santos

Jun 6, 2019, 3:41 am Reply

Why does this feel awkward

Ehthi Paw

Jun 6, 2019, 7:59 am Reply

Kevin’s outfit is A1??

Liya Shareef

Jun 6, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

Why joe hags his legs to opposite,its what i found..Crap!

Alondra Avilés

Jun 6, 2019, 10:42 pm Reply

Is the documentary out already???

paige michalowski

Jun 6, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

the rockaway mall was the mall joe was talking about

Hannah Elizabeth Jones

Jun 6, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

I loved Nicks hair back then

Hannah Elizabeth Jones

Jun 6, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

When he said J3 was never right it’s like R5 ?

Sᴀᴍᴜᴇʟ Gᴀᴍɪɴɢ

Jun 6, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

Tbh I like this host guy most more than Jimmy Kimmel , jame cordon, ellen

Tasha Marie

Jun 6, 2019, 5:16 pm Reply

people are out here congradulating me LMAO ?

Catrina Hills

Jun 6, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

The video of Kevins daughter is honestly to much ❤

Inês Machado Casamentos

Jul 7, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

I think someone needs to start looking into Disney and what they do to their child actors

Allison Hornby

Jul 7, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

I love the Neapolitan ice cream look.
Keep getting distracted by the nipple buttons.
So glad they are together again!

Emilie Amelia

Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

You can take Nick out of Disney but you can't take the Disney out of Nick. He still sounds robotic and fake in interviews when talking and it all sounds so rehearsed.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:54 pm Reply

4:47 : kevin and nick not really getting what joe said & casually just laughing it off.

4:49 wait…wait what?

Ashley Advice

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

I think Nick is really cute and I’m kind of disappointed to hear you guys say that because I love to season two of the Jonas Brothers because I love the fact that Nick and Macy got together and I was rooting for them for like so long and I was hoping for a season three but they’re never was too bad Disney Said you had to shave because if they hadn’t have then maybe we could’ve kept going and as for a next hair I think you looked really cute with that hairstyle

Catherine Jacobs

Jul 7, 2019, 1:54 pm Reply

Hey Jimmy, can you please do a tribute Cameron Boyce.

Dara Stiner

Jul 7, 2019, 6:05 pm Reply

Why doesn’t Joe wear a wedding ring?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:49 pm Reply

Before this video started there was a Jonas brothers add?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

8:40 Nick calling Jimmy out on prolly not watching it himself hahah

Dee Predok. , mkko88kkkdwaZv .

Jul 7, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply


Kylie Marie Wood

Jul 7, 2019, 2:09 am Reply

I loved their hair so much back then

Oh Caro

Jul 7, 2019, 7:06 pm Reply

It's so insane that Tokio Hotel are known in America ?


Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 am Reply

4:40 why do i have the feeling he wasn't joking lol

Joan Lickona

Jul 7, 2019, 3:41 pm Reply

I loved the doc! It made me laugh and cry, and made the Jonas brothers more than just a name to me.

Blair Marie

Jul 7, 2019, 7:59 am Reply

Omg seeing the Jonas brothers in both times is so amazing I love growing up with them!!! Anyone else?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:52 am Reply

Joe's hair was always my favorite back then and now


Jul 7, 2019, 8:36 pm Reply

that Game of Thrones spoiler tho… ?

Stony Brook

Jul 7, 2019, 4:43 am Reply


Vikram C

Aug 8, 2019, 10:49 pm Reply

One of the things that amuses me the most is that Nick's only dates international supermodels LOL.

J CityTV

Aug 8, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

the Jonas Brothers are back baby ???

Clare Ellen

Aug 8, 2019, 8:09 am Reply

You can reeeeeeally tell nick is the youngest child lol


Aug 8, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

Alguien puede subtitular o traducir la entrevista??!gracias

Linda Maria

Aug 8, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply


Sparkle Darling

Aug 8, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

This moment when Joe Jonas mentions your home country germany, even though it's just because of another band??

Mieke Debloois

Aug 8, 2019, 8:16 pm Reply

Oh my God. It's Jonas Brothers Are Officially Back Together As Band.

Freyja Stone

Aug 8, 2019, 6:02 pm Reply

The placement of the two red buttons on nicks pink suit are getting on my nerves lmao ?


Aug 8, 2019, 11:44 am Reply

I like them more now, rather than ten years ago.

Nate C. Concerts

Aug 8, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

Chance & The Jonas Brothers: WE LOVE OUR WIVES

Anime Amigos

Sep 9, 2019, 9:29 am Reply

I forgot about Twilight after Jonas Brothers since 2010's.

Erica Narduzzi

Sep 9, 2019, 10:48 am Reply

I definitely like them more now than ten years ago!

Aa Bb

Sep 9, 2019, 10:30 pm Reply

who has been styling them lately?!?! This is another level of coordination :)) Loving it!

Amie Booy

Sep 9, 2019, 10:34 pm Reply

Joe is literally THE SWEETEST PERSON EVER and literally deserves so much more fucking credit then he gets❤️ I love Kevin and Nick but Joe just deserves so much more?

Wendy Marietta

Sep 9, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

You guys need a new marketing director. Greatness is still there. I would prehaps go in a a totally different direction though. Something unexpected with more range. Quite obviously you can all sing. Stop just laying up.

Yellowbell Farm

Sep 9, 2019, 4:52 pm Reply

I love them I think they’re very cool kid specially nick’s suit! God bless Jonas family

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