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Confession: Nick Jonas brings back feelings I thought I suppressed years ago

Kristine Cannon

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Kristine Cannon is the Entertainment Editor for SheKnows. When she's not at a music festival or live show, she's either struggling to train her dachshund, taking too many pics of said dachshund or watching re-runs of The Office. Also, hi...

Nick Jonas on Late Night with Seth Meyers made me feel uncomfortable, in the best way

The Jonas Brothers (or, one in particular) have come back into my life, and I'm not sure how to feel about it.

When I first heard of the JoBros, I was 19. I was well into my first year of college, and I thought I was hot shit (as every 19-year-old feels) — but only when it came to music. I was listening to emo indie rock, with Missy Elliott strategically interspersed into my playlist. And, I was very particular about what I uploaded onto my lime-green iPod mini.

So when a friend brought up the band Jonas Brothers and invited me to watch a charity softball game with her and a few other JoBros fanatics because she was "OMG, so obsessed and absolutely couldn't pass up the chance to watch Jonas Brothers," I scoffed. "Thanks, but no thanks. There's no way I would ever be seen at a Jonas Brothers event."

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A few days later, I found myself in the stands of one of the local stadiums. The screams were deafening. I couldn't hear what JohnJay and Rich had to say. I was sweating bullets because it was Phoenix, during a month that wasn't January, February or March. Needless to say, it was miserable, but I figured, "What the hell, just enjoy it. Go get a hot dog or something."

So we watched these young guys play the least exciting game of softball. I made a comment about Kevin Jonas' fabulously curly hair. I felt ashamed when I thought for just a second that Joe Jonas was "pretty cute, right?" As for Nick Jonas, he was too young. There was no way I would find a kid that young anything but "adorable."

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I left deaf in one ear (not really, though I still haven't forgiven that 10-year-old sitting next to me). But that wasn't the end of my Jonas Brothers experience. No sirree.

The girls just had to play Jonas Brothers in the car — all the way home. We listened to "Burnin' Up." We listened to it about five more times. On the sixth go-round, I was hooked. I eyed the CD case sitting on floor and casually asked her if I could borrow the album "just to see if they have any other songs on there I could get into." I added the entire Jonas Brothers discography to my iTunes. I never returned the CD. I listened to it on my way to every class. It felt like such a shameful period; and after 12 days, I told myself: Mo more. Cut it off. You had your moment of weakness.

I was JoBros clean for seven years.

And then today happened.

I watched Nick Jonas' performance on Seth Meyers. I watched it twice. I then Googled Joe Jonas and whoa, has anyone seen him lately? Holy mack. And Kevin Jonas, keep those curls curly, my man.

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I may or may not spend the entire afternoon secretly YouTubing Jonas Brothers videos at a volume just loud enough for me to know what song I'm listening to. And hey, I may add a song or two into my recent Spotify playlist. But I think I'm stronger than that.

Anyway, BRB, need to finish scrolling through Nick Jonas' Instagram account.

Now watch Nick Jonas, and you'll understand why this happened:

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