OK, so he's married to Priyanka Chopra and it seems like they couldn't be happier together, but, according to Nick Jonas' quote about Miley Cyrus in Chasing Happiness, the pop star isn't denying his past feelings for his former flame. In the documentary, Jonas admits falling in love with Cyrus helped bridge the gap between himself and his older brothers. "I think my brothers and I became the closest when we found a common ground beyond music and family — girls," Jonas said in the documentary with a laugh.
You see, even though Jonas is now married to one of the most intelligent, accomplished, stunning women on the planet, his brothers discovered girls a little sooner than he did. "When I was in high school, I couldn’t get a date no matter how much I tried. I could not get a date," Kevin Jonas explained. "After Disney Channel plays our [‘Year 3000’] music video, life immediately changes as a teenager for me. Me and Joe were, like, wing-manning each other constantly."
It was only after the brothers got the chance to be on an episode of Hannah Montana that Jonas discovered the power of love. "We got to be on the Hannah Montana episode on the Disney Channel. That changed girls for Nick forever," Kevin continued. "When he met Miley, I think that kid’s head exploded."
And this isn't just Kevin's opinion. Jonas totally agrees that Miley Cyrus introduced him to what love is. "I started writing about love and I actually knew what it felt like," Jonas adorably said, as the 2008 Jonas Brothers hit, "Love Bug," played in the background. "For the first time, I was asking them questions that only a younger brother can ask their older brothers."
Ugh, so cute.
For those of you who haven't been fans of the Jo Bros since day one, let me give you a little refresher on Jonas' relationship with Cyrus. Niley, as they were fondly called, dated for a year, from 2006 to 2007, according to Us Weekly. The breakup was a little messy, to say the least. Cyrus is rumored to have written her song "7 Things" about Jonas. If you're not familiar with the song, it's not the nicest. You can give it a little listen for yourself here:
Cyrus isn't the only one who wrote songs about her ex. When she got engaged to her now-husband Liam Hemsworth the first time around, Jonas reportedly wrote the heartbreaking Jonas Brothers song "Wedding Bells."
That being said, a lot of time has passed since their split. Jonas is obviously now married to Chopra, and Cyrus did eventually get around to marrying Hemsworth in December 2018.
During an appearance on Apple Music's Chart radio show in March 2019, Nick sang his ex's praises, even saying that his favorite Jo Bros song is one that features Cyrus.
"We had a song with her back in the day called 'Before the Storm,' which is my favorite catalogue song of the Jonas Brothers," he recalled. "And at that point she was 16 and she was singing her ass off. So, it's no surprise now that people are coming around to [her talent]. But I'm sitting around going, 'Told you so.'"
Aw. Long live Niley!