Demi Lovato promises she’s never dated a Jonas. She recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to clear up the rumors surrounding her these days. In the interview, she said that although she played Joe’s love interest in “Camp Rock,” in real life, she’s nothing more than his tourmate and friend. A friend who, she admitted, she was stoked to share the screen with for her big breakthrough.
”Imagine being new to Disney, and your first big job is being the romantic interest of one of the biggest heartthrobs on the channel,” she said. “Any girl that is a friend of the Jonas Brothers gets hate mail and is automatically suspected as a girlfriend.”
But just because she’s worked with him — not only on “Camp Rock,” but also on her debut album, Don’t Forget — doesn’t mean the two have ever rocked each other’s camps in real life. ”Joe and I never dated. We’re really good friends,” she told the magazine. “I just think it’s funny that people try to pin me to them. It’s like, Oh, come on! I think [if I were going to], I would have dated one of them by now!”
On the other hand, Lovato is BFFs with Nick Jonas’ rumored girlfriend du jour, fellow Disney gal Selena Gomez. The girls found themselves smack in the middle of a feud with the company’s reigning queen bee, Miley Cyrus, earlier this year after the “Hannah Montana” star posted a YouTube video poking fun at the two ladies.
But, she insists, she didn’t let the jab get to her. ”Um, I really don’t know Miley that well. We didn’t take offense or think it was a negative or a positive. It was just like, OK, cool, Hannah Montana knows who I am!” she said, adding, “She gave me advice on publicity and making it big, and she was like, ‘I hope you’re very successful.’ ”
Now, with “Camp Rock” on her résumé, a Jonas tour under her belt and Don’t Forget out in stores, she says that she wants to follow the path of another Disney star, Lizzie McGuire herself, Hilary Duff. “[She] has stayed a really good role model,” Lovato said. ”I mean, I’m sure she made mistakes, but you never saw them. I think it’s really cool that someone can grow up and continue to be looked up to by young girls.”