Kevin Jonas: The married man

hot Magazine, Issue 211, January 2013

The married man
Kevin spills the beans on being Married to Jonas

By Sophia Goh

Kevin Jonas is probably one of the most polite stars you’ll ever speak to, so it’s not all that surprising that he doesn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. Not even (or especially) his wife, Danielle Deleasa. When asked what’s one quirk of hers that perhaps he’s still getting used to after three years of married life, Kevin answers: “I love everything about her. Even her flaws are great…”

Speaking to us via telephone from New Jersey, the oldest Jonas brother, 25, was more than happy to share his thoughts on Married to Jonas, the reality show starring him, Danielle, also 25, and their families. As we quickly find out, it’s not always smooth sailing for the young happily wed couple, as they juggle Kevin’s demanding career, Dani’s personal goals and dreams, superstardom, in-laws and marriage. Good luck, guys!

How did you meet Danielle?
[It’s a] very cool story. Danielle and I met on vacation in the Bahamas. [It was] totally a fluke. I was there with my family; she was there with hers. It was my last day and her first. We met and I wanted to spend the entire day with her, kind of didn’t want to let her out of my sight. So we did; it was wonderful. The next day, I woke up and left. She never really thought anything about it, she thought maybe she’d hear from me but didn’t want to get her hopes up, but then right when she landed back in New York, I was in Los Angeles at the time, I called her and we really haven’t stopped talking ever since.

How did you know that she’s the one?
Yeah, I just kind of knew. My dad always said, ‘You’ll know when you know her.’ And I really did. You can’t explain it but you just know that you’re supposed to be with someone, and I really did, and it felt good, and it’s been right so I feel like I felt the right thing for sure.

Do you remember what your first fight as a couple was about?
Yes, I do. It wasn’t really a fight, it was more of a… let’s say we both had a moment of frustration. I was supposed to make it to her house while we were dating, and I got held up by an opportunity that came up and wasn’t able to travel, and of course she was very understanding that I had work and it was something I had to do, but at the same time, she was disappointed that I couldn’t be there and join her for the event that was going on. In that moment, I really wanted to be there more than anything in the world, and that’s when I started to realise I really don’t want to be away from her any more. Then I started to think more and more about being able to be married and spend every waking minute with her, and that’s when I started to realise I might be ready to spend the rest of my life with her.

How’s married life been so far?
Married life is amazing. It has gone amazingly well. At this point we’ve been through a lot together. We’re having a great time being married and growing together, and I’m so thrilled to know that I’m with the right person and will spend the rest of my life with her for sure.

They say that opposites attract. But what are some of the things you and Dani have in common?
We definitely are opposites on a bunch of different things. I’m one of those guys that could literally live out of a suitcase the rest of my life, and be okay. Dani’s more of a homebody and that’s great, I love that about her, she’s helped me really learn to appreciate the time we spend at home and I love it – it’s so nice. How we’re similar is we have the same passion for family and fun, and music as well. Our tastes are the same, the things I listen to, she listens to, and, you know, the way we care about the people in our lives. It’s very great, and I’m excited to start a family with her because I know we’re going to have the same feelings about a lot of things, so we’re going to be each other’s best teammate in having children that’s for sure.

Married to Dani, you’ve seen her good side and bad side. What’s one thing you absolutely love about her, and one quirk that you’re still getting used to?
Oh, wow, everything. I love everything about her. Even her flaws are great, because they show vulnerability and the person I still want to be with. No matter how crazy something seems sometimes, I know I can learn from it. I learn about her, and, you know, it’s her, and I don’t care if it’s weird to somebody else. I guess I know I’m meant to be with her and she’s meant to be with me because there are too many things that have lined up for us to not be together.

What does it feel like to have cameras on you all the time, and how do you feel about them prying into your private life?
It takes some getting used to [laughs]. Being able to just share your life with people in a new and interesting way was a little hard to get used to, but we really did end up learning so much about each other, our relationship and who we are as people, that it ended up being a good thing for us, and I’m happy that we did it, and definitely excited to see what the future holds.

What were some of your concerns going into a reality show about your marriage?
With any show like this, you have to be a little bit more careful going into it. You have to weigh your options, and know if you’re ready to do something like this. Because you know that you’re going to open up your life to scrutiny, some people that are going to watch are going to have their own opinions and tell you what you need to do in your relationship, when really they have no idea, you know. They shouldn’t be talking at all, but everyone believes that they’re experts in love. So going into something like this, we knew that we needed to be ourselves, and the rest will speak for itself.

Is there anything you want viewers to learn from your show?
I think just who we are as a couple and as people. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and that’s one of the reasons we did this show. We kind of wanted to set the record straight. I think we did that. I think you learn a lot about us and I think you learn very quickly who we are and how we deal with situations. It’s funny, after they’ve watched the show, some people are like, ‘Oh, I knew Dani was going to have an issue with that.’ So they’ve started to realise that our personalities are very honest, because they knew how we’d react to a situation before it showed how we would. I think people are catching on to our personalities very quickly.

Is anything off-limits?
Of course my wife and I have our private time and there are certain places we don’t really let them film, but honestly, we were very open going into filming. We knew that we needed to be if we were going to do it, because we couldn’t let anything be misconstrued. We knew that if we were in control and letting people see into our lives instead of someone making up their own stories about our lives, then we’d be in good shape. And we really were, and I felt really good about it.

How do you plan to celebrate your anniversary on 19 Dec, and do you plan to have a baby?
We hope to, very soon. We’re not sure when that will happen, we’re just leaving that up to God. When it comes to our anniversary, I’m not sure exactly what our plans are. Because our anniversary is so close to Christmas, we always try to do something fun but at the same time we know we have to be home. It’s a little bit difficult sometimes, but we always find something really nice to do. I think I’ve got a cool idea this year but I don’t want to give it away because then she’ll know.

Do you have any advice for young people wanting to get married?
Just make sure you’re with the right person, and ‘Happy wife, happy life’.

Are there any extra special moments that have been captured on the show that you want your fans to look out for?
Yes, there are a lot of really fun things in the show. You really get to know Danielle and me. Another thing that’s really fun, you also get to see the new music from the Jonas Brothers. You’ll see us in the recording studio making the album, and some songs that will make the album and some that won’t, and I think that’s what’s fun about it. You see this journey that we take, instead of us just showing you, ‘Here are the songs, guys.’ I think that’s really fun for fans to see.

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