Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have unfollowed each other on social media, and it may not be because of Priyanka Chopra
The news of former best-friends Nick and Demi unfollowing each other surfaced right after the 'Jealous' singer's engagement rumors with Priyanka Chopra made headlines.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are reportedly going to get engaged — officially — in a month's time. After weeks of posting flirty comments on each other's Instagram posts and being spotted by the paparazzi at what seems like almost every breathing second of them making a public appearance together, the couple is going to put the rings on each other and yet somehow that is not the most profoundly buzzing news about the latest 'it' couple. Their supposed engagement's flashlight was stolen by the news of Demi Lovato and the 'Jealous' singer unfollowing each other on social media.
Yes! It's official, the BFFs have finally parted ways and it is every bit as shocking as the news of their rumored affair being slammed true. Why? Because of how supportive Lovato was of her own ex — Joe Jonas — getting engaged to his lady love and 'Game of Thrones' star, Sophie Turner. If Demi could take that with such vibrancy, support, and positivity, why suddenly would she decide to cut the other Jo-Bro out of her life just like that?
Of course, the easiest to reach the solution for an answer to the puzzling question would be the 'Quantico' star herself. Sure, let's put the blame on Priyanka Chopra. But is that all? Was Demi so affected by Nick's blooming affair with Priyanka that it sent their years of friendship — which blossomed during their Disney days — plummeting to the drain? Doesn't quite sound like it.
Demi has always been very close to Nick, after having worked together with him on various projects. And even after she dated his elder brother Joe, and the two broke up too, she continued her friendship with Nick. There were no visible tiffs between the two and nothing to calibrate claims that she was most probably jealous of the singer-slash-actor's growing bond with the Bollywood diva, other than certain "sources" trying to prove that the latter was in fact responsible.
Nick and Priyanka's relationship timeline doesn't have a long-term label on it; the two went to last year’s MET Gala together and reportedly, quite soon after that they started dating. They sure didn't keep things slow as Nick and Priyanka are already visiting her family in India and have been spotted wearing similar bands on their fingers. They have been attending events together and are to get engaged soon.
While that whole short-term thing seems valid enough to make Demi recoil all her affection and contact from Nick, she doesn't quite fit into the high-school teenage drama type anymore. But then what went down?
“I internalize things, so we have this rule that we never want to hear about it in a tweet or something. She’d read me the riot act, so she’s the third person I call – my dad, Joe, then Demi,” Billboard had quoted Nick speaking of Demi.
Not so long ago, the "Sober" hitmaker herself had spoken on her and Nick's friendship, saying she has written at least two love songs about him. And come on - a news of a probable engagement on the cards is not supposed to break ties like that.
Despite having gone on the 'Future Now' tour together and also doing carpool karaoke, just last year, Demi assured James Corden they had definitely never dated, neither was there anything romantic on-goings between the two of them ever. But what about her writing songs about a certain seemingly oblivious person, as she spilled to the outlet, Noisey?
"I was frustrated with a certain situation," Lovato told the outlet, of the subject of her songs "Ruin the Friendship" and "Only Forever".
"And I was like, 'You know what, I'm just going to write about it.' And so I did and sent [the songs] to that person, and that was...interesting," she added. "Any time you send a song about the person, to the person—it's ballsy. It's like, 'Hey! Here's my feelings for you!'...They knew [about my feelings], but neither of us had acknowledged [them] before. And then it turned out that person had written a song about me, and we exchanged songs.
It wasn't lost on talk-show hosts and fans that there could possibly be something brewing between the Camp Rock co-stars, and it's no secret that every time she was asked about the possibility of an affair between herself and Nick, she just brushed it off with the most common reasoning ever — that they are just friends.
But do 'just friends' have each other as the 'third person' they call? Sure, best friends might do that, but get this, previously when Nick had broken things off with Olivia Culpo — whom he was in a serious relationship with for two years — it was Demi whom he leaned on right after. Demi was also the one to have reportedly asked him to break it off with Olivia, just so the 'Jealous' singer could be free while being with someone who makes him laugh.
So it's quite easy to speculate that Demi could have unfollowed Nick for her suppressed feelings that came out in such compulsive behavior upon hearing his relationship take such an intense and serious turn, but it's not just because of Priyanka Chopra.
But another speculative reason behind such a drastic move could be the timing of the Nick and Priyanka engagement rumors breaking out. The photos of the couple attending engagement parties of Priyanka's acquaintances in her hometown surfaced around the same time Demi's breach of her longstanding sobriety made the news.
The pop star herself addressed herself not being sober anymore with a song titled 'Sober,' after she was spotted holding a glass during a public outing and certain internet users raised concerns about her turning to alcoholism again.
The lyrics of her song goes, "Mama, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor/ To the ones who never left me / We've been down this road before / I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore."
Performing the song for a live audience for the first time ever, at the Rock in Rio Lisboa Festival in Portugal, Demi seemed to fight back tears as she revealed that she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. Her struggles with addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating dates back to 2010 when she had checked into rehab for the first time ever.
"My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,' Demi had shared in her raw and uncensored documentary by YouTube, titled 'Simply Complicated'. "Guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family." Following the rehab visit, Demi had also returned to a sober facility three years later, for additional therapy. So it's evident that this relapse hit her hard and heavy; and when did it happen? Right when Nick Jonas seemed to be too busy flaunting his cutesy romance with the 35-year-old Priyanka.
Maybe Demi was just offended that he didn't rush to her aid when the whole world seemed to be by her side and supporting her through the relapse? Or maybe Nick himself was just mad that she didn't herself reach out to him for help, as prior to the Instagram comments of people claiming she has relapsed, there was no word on things having gone awry for the pop star.
Blaming Priyanka Chopra seems only an easy thing to do in a situation that seemed to have buzzed with such massive craze all over social media, but for now, all fans can do is hope Demi finds her light and is doing everything she can to ensure her shine.