Singer Demi Lovato urged Nick Jonas to dump girlfriend Olivia Culpo so he could sleep with other women.
The Cool for the Summer performer is best friends with the 23-year-old singer, and in a new interview with Billboard magazine, Demi admits she was actively rooting for the couple to part ways, before Nick split from the former Miss USA in June, 2015.
“He’s a guy in his 20s and he’s famous and he likes to have a lot of fun,” she explained. “Listen, even when he was in a relationship, I was like, ‘Get out of that. You could f**k anybody that you want right now, so have fun and do that.'”
When Nick finally ended things with Olivia, Demi didn’t mince her words about her feelings towards his former love.
“I go, ‘Honestly, I didn’t like her anyway’,” she continued frankly. “It’s not because she’s mean or anything, but he has such a great sense of humour and I want him to be with someone that makes him laugh. I can tell if something’s up because he’ll close off.”
The singers, who are currently on their joint Future Now tour, have often been asked if their relationship has ever turned romantic, but they insist it is purely platonic.
Demi, also 23, dated her pal’s older brother Joe Jonas back in 2010, and Nick, who also features in the Billboard interview, became the “emotional bridge” between the pair.
“For a couple of years there was the Joe and Demi romantic thing, so I’d be this emotional bridge for them,” he said. “But she and I were productive – we’d write songs about it. We became even closer because it was never going to be (romantic).”
Demi also recalled how a song from her first album, Gonna Get Caught, came about, with lyrics detailing how she thought Joe was a player at the time.
“I remember we were on the bus writing the bridge, and Joe is like, ‘I think it should have a happy ending’,” she remembered. “I’m like, ‘No, I don’t think it should.’ And poor Nick is sitting there like, ‘What are we actually deciding here?'”