Then he had a cigar—he loves cigars—and met friends at a dive bar. Sometimes he seems a bit sorrowful, or shell-shocked. Like Persephone descending into the underworld, Jonas raises his hand and signals to his handlers—they call themselves Team Jonas—to remain outside the gates of the course.
Getting shitfaced and eating steaks at a strip club? “I was doing a listening session for my new music,” says Jonas, dressed in black skinny jeans and a black hoodie. In person, his charm—and that smoky, devastating gaze—actually comes off as shyness. He chooses orange, and when the Russian man asks if he can hold my balls as I fumble with my wallet, I make a sex joke. The 23-year-old has a second home in Mammoth, Calif., a ski town where he enjoys snowboarding. If he weren’t in entertainment, Jonas says, he would have pursued professional sports, probably baseball.
He was a good sport: They ended up hanging out with the singer for more than an hour, pretending to be friends of a friend while Jonas played along.Jonas is no longer religious, but he maintains a strong relationship with God.“God is real to me,” he says.) From Broadway he became a star on the Disney Channel, where he met his longtime close friend Demi Lovato, who, while working with him and his brothers on the Disney movie , dated his brother Joe.Jonas also underwent an intense and rapid physical transformation for his role as a sexually conflicted wrestler on the Audience Network series magazine that October, his trousers around his knees while he grinned and grabbed his crotch in homage to Mark Wahlberg’s 1992 Calvin Klein campaign, one of the most famous underwear ads of all time.As an album of R&B and pop, received mostly positive reviews from critics, one of whom declared it as filling “the hole currently vacated by Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke.” However, that same reviewer, echoing the sentiments of many, accused Jonas of taking “a page out of the James Franco playbook, courting the LGBT community, aggressively working both the gay press and New York City’s club circuit.” The accusations of gay baiting and opportunism have left Jonas a bit wounded.
” I ask him after we meet and shake hands on New York’s West Side Highway, hoping to get the dish on some next-level hotel-room depravity — a dish that is, unfortunately, not on the menu. Jonas is an avid golfer back home in Los Angeles, where he shares a place with his brother Joe.