The Jonas Brothers Explain Their Purity Rings & Who Originally Broke Up The Band

The Jonas Brothers have reunited and are celebrating their reunion on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Of course, the three brothers, Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, had to join James Corden for a Carpool Karaoke episode.

They sang some old classics like “Burnin’ Up,” “Year 3000” and “When You Look Me In The Eyes.”

The brothers aired out the details of their first break up and their reunion.

Nick said the brothers were going to make a documentary about their young careers and they decided to make music again. He also took full blame for breaking up the band the first time, but then bringing them back together.

The youngest Jonas Brothers also said the brothers played a drinking game where they talked about their feelings about the band’s break up.

Corden decided to take things a step further and subject the three to a lie detector test.

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Corden asked Joe, “which brother gets on your nerves the most?” He answered, “Kevin.” Joe was also asked if any of his brothers’ wives got on his nerves, he lied and said no.

The questions were funny and poked fun at the number of weddings Nick had. But when Corden asked him if he thinks he’s a better singer than his brothers he lied and said no.

Kevin was asked if he was mad that Nick broke up the band, he lied and said no. The brothers all laughed at the answers and seemed to be having a good time.

Corden then eventually brought up the brothers purity rings. When the boys were first together and were teenagers they wore purity rings and talked about how they were saving themselves for the right person. It was a huge part of their image.

Corden asked Joe to explain what the rings stood for.

“Purity rings were to wait for the right person when the time was right. And here’s the catch, when you’re like 12, and you do that because we grew up in a church and our dad is a pastor and it kind of came natural for everyone we grew up with to go through this and get one and say, ‘I’m going to wait for the right person’ some said, ‘I’ll wait until marriage,'” Joe explained. “But when you are 15, 16, you start dating and you go, ‘Wait a minute, what did I say I’m going to do? What did I say I promised to do?”

The Late Late Show host then asked Joe why their purity rings were so public.

“Well the funny thing is we were never going to talk about it because we were, you know, this is not for the world, it is our own thing. But of course you have three young boys wearing rings on their fingers, everyone’s like, ‘Are they married already?'” Joe continued. “We were in an interview one day, and the guy asked about them, and we said ‘We don’t want to talk about them’. He was like, ‘I’m just going to say you’re in a cult’. We were scared to death, it was one of our first interviews.”

“The next thing you know it’s the Jonas Brothers… and their purity rings,” the middle Jonas Brother continued. “That was what people ran with forever, that was the running joke.”

Sometimes they found the jokes funny but at one point they decided the purity rings didn’t represent who they were anymore. The brothers decided to not wear their rings anymore. Kevin was the first to take his ring off first, but the be fair he is the oldest. Kevin got married first and was wed in 2009.

Watch the full Carpool Karaoke episode below:

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