Joe Jonas and Blanda Eggenschwiler Break Up

Couple began dating in November 2012 after meeting through a mutual friend

By Zach Johnson Aug 05, 2014 4:40 PMTags
Joe Jonas, Blanda Eggenschwiler, NYFW Front RowAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Joe Jonas has gone solo—again.

Nearly a year after the Jonas Brothers called it quits, his rep confirms to E! News that the singer ended his 20-month relationship with Blanda Eggenschwiler. "Joe and Blanda have mutually decided to part ways," Jonas' rep tells Us Weekly in a statement. "The split was amicable and the two remain friends, with great respect for one another."

E! News has reached out to Eggenschwiler's reps for comment. Thankfully, there's no bad blood. "It was mutual," a source says. "They both wanted to do new things. Joe wants to be single right now and they thought it was better if they are just friends."

Jonas began dating the graphic designer and illustrator in November 2012, a few years after he broke up with Ashley Greene. He and Eggenschwiler, a former model, were introduced through a mutual friend.

When Jonas chatted with Vh1 at Lollapalooza over the weekend, he made no mention of Eggenschwiler. Instead, he revealed that he's developing a cooking show with a few friends. "I'm a foodie so I've been able to interview of a bunch of my favorite chefs and a couple other guys from the West Coast," said Jonas, whose famous ex-girlfriends include singers Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. "It's been really rad."

What's next for the single star?

"The last year there's been a lot of different changes, so I've been able to have a lot of time for myself and do different things—things that I enjoy doing, like DJ-ing, or starting a cooking show, or getting a house. Getting things like that started. That's been a lot of fun," Jonas explained. The 24-year-old "Not in Love" singer added that he is also "focusing on music, acting and writing" his own material.

—Reporting by Baker Machado