The Jonas Brothers were never going to talk about their purity rings, until a reporter threatened to say there were in a cult

Business Insider | 5/13/2010 | Hollywood Life
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The Jonas Brothers appeared on the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke," which aired on CBS' "The Late Late Show With James Corden" on Thursday.

Corden asked the band, comprised of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, about the purpose of the purity rings that the stars wore for several years.

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According to Joe, they "were never going to talk about it," but then a journalist asked the siblings about the rings during an interview and said that he'd write that they were part of a cult if they didn't answer the question.

"That's what people ran with forever," Joe added. "That was a running joke. And we found the humor in it sometimes, but of course, we just kind of decided at one point, like look, this is not who we are."

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The Jonas Brothers relived throwbacks like "Lovebug" and "Year 3000" while riding in James Corden's SUV, but one blast to the past didn't bring back the best memories: their purity rings.

The Jonas brothers reminisced on their squeaky-clean tenure with Disney Channel while singing their noughties hits and chatting about purity rings with James Corden. Nick, 26, Joe, 29 and Kevin, 31, climbed into "The Late Late Show" host's SUV for the pre-taped segment, "Carpool Karaoke," which aired on March 7. In between singing their old hits like "Burnin' Up" and "Lovebug," James had to ask: what were those purity rings all about? As you recall, the brothers — who hailed from a religious family, as their dad was a pastor — wore the abstinence tokens before the band broke up in 2013. "The funny thing is that we were never going to talk about it," Joe revealed to James. But one nosy interviewer joked that he'd write the brothers were in a cult if they didn't reveal the backstory of the...
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