Joe Jonas shares details about religion, sex and smoking weed with Miley Cyrus
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Dec 02, 2013 11:58 PM EST
Fans of the Jonas Brothers got some disheartening news in late October when the guys called it quits, inadvertently breaking the hearts of teen girls worldwide. But now that the brothers aren't in the spotlight in the same way, maintaining their fresh and innocent image, Joe Jonas opened up in a piece for New York, sharing some perhaps unexpected details about his life over the past few years and the makings of his career.
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As a pastor's son, it was always assumed that Jonas was religious, and the brothers' wholesome image didn't deter from that assumption. But after a scandal occurred at his church, Assembly of God, when he was 14, his beliefs changed in certain ways. "After that the concept of church really upset me for a long time," he wrote. "I mean, I believe in God, and that's a personal relationship that I have, but I'm not religious in any way."
He also shared that despite the very public promise rings the brothers promoted, he did in fact lose his virginity at age 20, and Miley Cyrus was the first person to introduce him to smoking marijuana when he was 17 or 18. "It was all right. I don't even smoke weed that often anymore."
It isn't clear where this particular Jonas brother will venture next with his music career. He talks about going to punk shows when he was young and how much music inspired him, so it seems that he'll find another outlet, even if it's not with Disney or alongside his kin. But he does admit that the band's breakup hit him pretty hard.
"I didn't know whether to pick up and leave or just punch something, because I was furious. I'd spent so long working with my brothers on this band, and in my mind, it felt like we were just giving up. It didn't make sense to me."
For now, he is enjoying the idea of being on his own and not relying on other people to tell him what does or doesn't work with a particular idea or record. He wants to step out of the box and is inspired by one of the more recent pop superstars. "I don't have to rely on anyone else's opinion, whether good or bad, and hear them say, 'No, no, you can't go write with them. That's too weird for us.' Because weird works. Look at Lorde."
Read Jonas' piece here.