Most kids who enjoyed munching on popcorn while watching Hannah Montana and Wizards of the Waverly Place, deep down wish they could get a Jonas Brothers reboot. When the boy band split, fans were extremely sad and brother Nick Jonas also admitted that the move was “very challenging for a little while,” but they “all grew from it.”
Then the brothers gave hit after hit with their own songs and the flames of wanting them to regroup were fanned. People started to even forget that they once wished they would reform their band. However, earlier this month, this long forgotten desire was rebirthed when the rumor went rampant that the official Instagram account of the Jo Bros had been reactivated.
The Bachelor alum, Ashley Laconetti, posted a tweet about a fortnight back that read, “Interrupting this Bachelor episode to say…The Jonas Brothers have reactivated their Instagram.” Though later it was revealed that the account had never been deactivated. What actually struck a match to ignite the fire of rumors was the meetup that the former band members had.
Ryan Liestman who was the band’s keyboard player took to Instagram to post shots of himself with the three brothers; Kevin, Nick, Joe, and fellow backup musicians John Taylor and Greg Garbowsky. Then later Kevin, the bruv who is busy raising his two little girls, posted a picture of the three brothers involved in a deep conversation which fans for some reason thought was about their next big hit together.
To the disappointment of diehard fans though, a reunion is, in fact, not in the pipeline. At the Grammys, when after Camila Cabello, Ryan Seacrest caught up to Nick Jonas for an interview and asked him about what was up regarding this rumor, the Jealous singer clarified that the brothers were just chilling together. “We hung out for a weekend all together, then I guess our Instagram was restarted or reopened. But I can tell you, there’s no reunion planned,” said Nick.
However, he further said, “But I can never say never. You never know what’s going to happen,” and had hearts jumping a bit with hope. Nick had told the same thing to W in his interview the previous week. He had said, “I mean, [it] is not happening right now. [But] never say never. I think that there is some great things happening in all of our lives individually still, and we are all focusing on that at the moment.”
Sounds about right. Nick and Joe do seem to be doing great professionally. Nick has created music that has gained a lot of fame from Chains to Home. Joe has joined DNCE and given us beats to dance to with Cake by the Ocean and Toothbrush. When the band had broken up, Kevin had said, “I think it was time, and for us it took some time getting there, but we feel like it’s time that the Jonas Brothers come to an end.”
Nick had told that he was the one who had initiated the idea of the split as it was getting “toxic” for their family. He had said, “In a nutshell, I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them. I think this train will fall off the tracks without really getting real about some of the concerns and some of the limitations that we may feel as individuals in the group.’” While the Jonas Brothers are not happening right now, with what little hope Nick has fed fans, the audience may get a collab before the three men turn forty.