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Who is the apple of Nick Jonas' gorgeous brown eye these days?
That seems to be a question that many fans have constantly asked since his surprising split from ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo last year. And although a number of Hollywood beauties' names have popped up when speculating whether something romantic was brewing with the singer (Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez and Lily Collins, to name a few), Jonas insists that he's not about that life right now.
"It's been challenging to find any time on that front. But it's also a choice I made to just have this season of my life be solo, so that I can make the most of all I'm trying to accomplish," he tells LA Confidential magazine for their October issue. "I've got plenty of time, at 24. I mean I hope I have plenty of time!"
Jonas and Culpo dated for two years before calling it quits, and it wasn't a secret that the star used that relationship as inspiration for new music.
"Heartbreak is a theme that a lot of people relate to—the challenges of the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening," he explains. "I saw pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my fans could relate to. It's nerve-wracking when [the feelings] are as personal as the ones that I shared were. But I feel relieved when I use my writing as a way to process—it's very therapeutic."
While the specifics of what led to their breakup are still somewhat of a mystery, Jonas simply told Ryan Seacrest a few months after their split, "I was with [Olivia Culpo] for two years. We had a beautiful relationship together and it was great. It was time for that to end, which is sad."
(Sad, indeed, however it gave us Last Year Was Complicated, and we're grateful for that.)
One breakup that rocked fans of the relationship but proved to be great for the parties involved was the decision to end the Jonas Brothers. Yes, we know it was a tough time for a lot of people, but Nick insists it was for the best.
"[It was] the best thing that ever happened to us. It has allowed for us to just be family. Joe and I live together in LA. We have a home there together—we're very, very close," he tells the mag. "My brother Kevin and his wife have a baby and another one on the way. He's now into his next step, which is in the tech world, which is really amazing. It's all a really healthy change."