Demi Lovato released her new album, Tell Me You Love Me, on September 29, and on one of the tracks, “Ruin the Friendship,” she sings about wanting to “cross the line” with a friend. Based on the lyrics, some people thought it might be about Nick Jonas. In a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer addressed the rumors in a sly way that hasn’t convinced us one way or the other if it is or isn’t about Jonas.
“I’m told to ask these questions. I don’t care, I don’t,” DeGeneres said playfully. “But supposedly there is a song about Nick Jonas and because you just claimed to be so honest, I think you should be honest with that answer.”
Lovato let out a big laugh before saying that DeGeneres wasn’t going to get an answer out of her that easily. “Something that I will always keep to myself is who I write my songs about.”
“So, it’s probably about him,” DeGeneres casually continued. “You’re best friends?”
Lovato replied with an understated, “yeah,” before continuing to laugh off the questions. Hmm!
Let’s look at the evidence: In “Ruin the Friendship,” Lovato sings, “Put down your cigar and pick me up / Play me your guitar, that song I love / Your body’s looking good tonight / I’m thinkin’ we should cross the line. Let’s ruin the friendship.”
A quick glance at Nick Jonas’ Instagram account shows that he really likes cigars and his guitar (and even both at the same time). He and Lovato are longtime friends, having met on the the set of Camp Rock when they were just 16. Lovato dated Nick’s brother Joe Jonas, sure, but that ended. She and Nick, meanwhile, have gone on to start a record label and tour together.
Lovato is, it should be noted, newly single after her split from Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos. But before you get your hopes up too high, she told Sirius XM that she’s enjoying her independence for the time being — and all the power to her for that.
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