Nick Jonas has admitted to being behind the break-up of the Jonas Brothers.
The 26-year-old appeared on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with his siblings Joe, 29, and Kevin, 31, to discuss the band’s initial split and how they came back together earlier this month.
During a drive around Los Angeles for the popular segment of The Late Late Show, host Corden asked about the band’s acrimonious break-up in 2013, joking: “Everyone knows it was Nick.”
Nick replied: “I broke the band up, but I got them back together.”
“It’s true, it was a full redemptive story,” Kevin added.
The brothers, who formed in 2005 and achieved worldwide success following appearances on the Disney TV network, revealed discussions about a documentary on their careers led to their reunion.
Nick said: “Basically, about a year ago we started talking about making a documentary together. That was the start of it – just to tell our story, our childhood and into our career together. In that process we did some necessary healing, because you know when things ended it wasn’t the best.”
He added: “There was a magic when we were together that we would all like to feel again.”
The brothers used a drinking game to express themselves, Nick said, and all three siblings went to therapy in a bid to work through their problems.
Nick added: “We’ve had to be really open and honest. There are things in the past that bothered us from time to time, even in our performances that we would do.”
The band released their latest single, Sucker, last week. The music video contained their three partners – Nick is married to actress Priyanka Chopra, Joe is engaged to British Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner, and Kevin is married to Danielle Jonas, with whom he has two daughters.
Nick and Chopra married in a lavish, multi-day ceremony in India in December. During a Carpool Karaoke segment where each brother was questioned while attached to a lie detector, Corden asked Nick: “Was there a point during your many weddings that you thought, ‘I’m done with these weddings?’”
After a period of silence, Nick took a deep breath and quietly admitted: “Yes.”
Laughing, he added: “It was when I looked at the bill!”