Kevin and Danielle Jonas – yes, that Jonas; the one from the pop band – are the newest couple to join the E! Family.
Kevin, one third of Grammy-nominated band the Jonas Brothers, met Danielle Deleasa in 2007. After a whirlwind courtship, the down-to-earth girl from a small town in New Jersey accepted Kevin’s proposal. They tied the knot in 2009.
Like many married couples, they are working to find the right balance between personal and professional. However, unlike many married couples, he’s famous and their private life is now on film for all to see in E! series, Married To Jonas. We caught up with Kevin to find out what he has to say about all this.
Why have you decided to do a reality show?
It’s funny because I’ve been asked before and we’re always declined, but this time we thought – why not? We like watching reality shows, so hopefully people will like watching ours too. It’s a really exciting time in our lives right now so we just went for it.
How does the rest of your family feel about the decision?
Both our families were really supportive and great about the idea. They all appear on the show so you see all of us together. Everyone was behind us though and excited about the opportunity to be part of the show.
Are you worried about comparisons to the Kardashians?
We’re all part of the E! family which is great and I can see why people would make the similarities. Dani loves watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
I guess it’s similar because it’s a reality show and lots of people are involved, but I think we’re quite different to the Kardashians because the focus is on Dani and I, rather than me and my brothers. They do appear on the show and you see us in the studio and rehearsing which I think is cool.
How far is this a true representation of your life?
It’s very much a true representation of our lives. There’s no scripts or directions, it’s just the cameras following us in our daily lives, and the ups and downs that come with being a young, newly married couple juggling the in-laws and careers with finding time to spend with each other. It’s a lot of fun.
Where have you drawn the line? Is there anything you absolutely refused to let the cameras film?
We don’t let the cameras follow us into the bathroom or film us sleeping or anything because that would just be weird, but otherwise they pretty much had free rein of our lives. For the most part that’s fine and you get used to them being there, but when you’re having an argument you do wish they weren’t there. But if you’re going to be part of a reality show, it has to be real and disagreements are part of that so its included in the show.
What are you hoping fans take away from your show?
Dani and I love watching reality shows, so I hope fans just enjoy it and see that it’s fun. I also hope they see that although I’m in a band and we’ve been on TV, ultimately Dani and I are a normal couple with the same issues and ups and downs as other married couples. Actually I think our families are crazier than us.
Do you or the band have any plans to come to the UK soon?
We really hope so but nothing’s confirmed just yet. Hopefully in 2013 – I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
Married To Jonas airs Sundays at 10pm on E! here in the UK