Joe Jonas: Demi Lovato Encouraged Me to Smoke Pot as a Teen

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Joe Jonas is opening up about his past as a Disney Channel star, member of The Jonas Brothers, and as an ex-boyfriend to Demi Lovato.

In a personal essay for the December 9 issue of New York Magazine, Jonas, 24, spills about Lovato, 21, and her rocky past and stint in rehab. According to him, the pair dated for about a month, but had been "friends forever."

“I really got to know her,” he writes, “And got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time, I was living a lie, because I wasn’t happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help. I couldn’t express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect.”

Read about Demi’s breaking point on page 2 >>

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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